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Angela Singer lives in Wellington and is of British and New Zealand nationality. She has explored the human-animal relationship since the mid-1990s, concerned with the role that humans play in the exploitation and destruction of animals and our environment. This diptych of needlepoint images originated as commercially available craft kits which were salvaged from second-hand stores in Wellington. Singer completed, and made bespoke additions to, the abandoned projects. This transformed the narrative of the original images from an innocuous and romantic view of domestic cats, to respond to the infamous statements made by Wellington-based rich-lister Gareth Morgan who suggested culling domestic cats to preserve birdlife.
Wool needlepoint
Image: 93 x 115mm
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