Alexandra Prescott


Email: Aprescott_3@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.naturalhistoryfineart.com

Phone: 07594693609

Trophies

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”  Mahatma Gandhi

From early childhood, I have collected animal artefacts and ephemera, remains and reminders of beings that inhabited our shared space. The majority my collection can be dated from as early as the 19th Century and represent a value system accepted as normal at that time: the perception that animals were not sentient creatures – whose value was as a commodity or a trophy. 

I have photographed each one and the collection of images – ‘Trophies’ is presented as a Contemporary Vanitas-influenced Collection for contemplation or provocation.

Fox Paw Trophy
Grouse Claw Brooch
Lizard Paw Amulet
Otter Paw Trophy