The Art of the Animal has arrived!

Here’s the book The Art of the Animal, Lantern Press, 2015.  Featuring my chapter and 5 wonderful full colour pages of images.  Great to be involved in this project which will continue with an exhibition SPOM: Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition at The Animal Museum, in 2017.

The Art of the Animal to be launched at AASA Conference in Australia


On Monday 13th July The Art of the Animal will be launched at the AASA Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy and Activism conference by Melissa Boyde Chair of the AASA.  Fellow artist/academic Yvette Watt will also say a few words.

People who supported the book will be getting their copy in the mail soon and it’s also available for purchase at Amazon or Lantern Books soon.  I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy.

A couple of photos from the launch:

Melissa Boyde launching art of the animal    1 Yvette Launching Art of the Animal

Left: Melissa Boyde Launching Art of the Animal
Right: Artist / Contributor – Yvette Watt saying a few words at the launch

Photos: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

Art of the Animal

I’m really excited to be included in The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat– which accompanies an exhibition at The Animal Museum, in LA in 2017.  The book has been printed and is available to purchase from Lantern Booksartanimal_frontcover

I am honored, of course, that “The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat” has been conceived and that 14 women whom I admire greatly are a part of this project. More importantly, I am excited to be a part of a project that at its heart is about artists and their art and how as artists they engage with theory, embodiment, and non-anthropocentric vision!!” – Carol Adams

The Art of the Animal is a visually stunning and intellectually stirring investigation of the female and animal body from a multitude of perspectives. Each artist reflects on her work, placing it within the context of their experiences as women, activists, and embodied beings. The artists include Nava Atlas, Sunaura Taylor, Hester Jones, Patricia Denys, Suzy Gonzalez, Maria Lux, Olaitan Callender-Scott, Renee Lauzon, Angela Singer, Lynn Mowson, Yvette Watt, L.A. Watson, Janell O’Rourke, and Kathryn Eddy. In addition, Dr. Keri Cronin, a leading cultural historian from Brock University, has written the foreword; Carol J. Adams herself has composed an afterword; and National Museum of Animals and Society founder and director, Carolyn Mullin has contributed an essay.