The Hunting Ground

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1994
Found tin, colored pencil, and nails on wood
52 x 51 inches
Description: 

In this piece, Lockett’s wolf figures almost blend into the background and are made of strips of rusty metal, making the outlines of the animal life look like parts of the ‘‘canvas’' have imploded In long rectangular pieces and magically assembled into recognizable form.

In this piece, Lockett’s wolf figures almost blend into the background and are made of strips of rusty metal, making the outlines of the animal life look like parts of the ‘‘canvas’' have imploded In long rectangular pieces and magically assembled into recognizable form. The artist’s hand roughly stitches them back together in a collage. In the piece, depicting a pair of wolves, the rusty background is broken by thick black stripes helping to form a flag-like pattern. A patch of black, reminiscent of mud-cloth, dotted with an indiscernible pattern, stands in for where the stars of our united states should comfortably sit. —Sharon P. Holland