"Knifemarket" a taxidermic sculpture by Alexandrea Farquhar '19 from her exhibit "Post-Morphean Dreamwork," on display at the COA Dorr Museum May 15-19."Knifemarket" a taxidermic sculpture by Alexandrea Farquhar '19 from her exhibit "Post-Morphean Dreamwork," on display at the COA Dorr Museum May 15-19.

Bar Harbor artist Alexandrea Farquhar has put together an exhibit at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Rockland from the bodies of roadkill.

Her exhibit, Post-Morphean Dreamworkis composed of the images that she wrote down in a dream journal over several years, then constructed, using ethically-sourced taxidermy, discarded materials, plaster casting, and clay sculpture.  

Farquhar, a senior at College of the Atlantic, and where she studies natural history and museum exhibit prep, said: “I first encountered non-traditional taxidermy when I was a kid. I really liked the way it looked, yet at the same time, it kind of unsettled me. I think with this medium, there’s a lot to explore in the terms of the way we look at art.”

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