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Marina Zurkow, Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species: European Rabbit
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TITLE:  Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species: European Rabbit
ARTIST:  Marina Zurkow
WORK DATE:  2011
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  letterpress print on Somerset paper
SIZE:  h: 18 x w: 16 in / h: 45.7 x w: 40.6 cm
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  bitforms gallery  +1-212-366-6939  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species series:
Featuring twelve of the predominant invasive species in Northern England, and describing their origins, allies, enemies and victories, Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species leverages a local narrative language of power and conquest. In an additional turn, the twelve species were chosen for their edibility: some are eaten in their countries of origin, some even considered delicacies; others were introduced as food schemes that went awry. Other species' edibility is incidental: they were first imported as exotic ornamentals in ponds or gardens or came as hitchhikers in the moving of global goods. The rhetoric around these species is combative, and they are usually vilified as foreign enemies.

As the Romans said, De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum: There's no accounting for taste.

The 12 species represented by this portfolio are the American Bullfrog, North American Gray Squirrel, Wild Boar, European Rabbit, North American Signal Crayfish, Ruddy Duck, Chinese Mitten Crab. Zebra Mussel, Slipper Limpet, Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, and Piri-Piri Burr.
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