In dealing with the loss and anxieties over our pets’ health, we began a collection of animal remains to in an effort to preserve each animal’s existence and our memory.  After our ‘Crowd of Drifters’ series, Jill and I started using taxidermy as method of sculpture and for use in our installations.  Dry-mount taxidermy process entails removing and preserving the pelt of an animal and sewing it over a hand-sculpted foam and clay form.   Eyes are made from polymer clay with gloss medium.  All animals acquired post-mortem.