Calling all hunters and trappers; we need to teach our fellow citizens who do not hunt more about sustainability.
They are choosing the wrong kind of food animal here. But then again maybe not. This young artist is calling it art, creative angle for sure. She has her art displayed in the Allegra LaViola Gallery. Wow, all these years of hunting and trapping I could have called my game art and would have been considered really chic.
According to the New York Observer
After attendees signed a generic liability waiver and agreed not to take photographs, the artist greeted them warmly, and watched with delight as the full spectacle of her outfit washed over them. The one-shoulder, knee-length cocktail dress was constructed entirely of two hundred rat pelts (tails and all), which she told The Observer she had tanned herself and stitched together over the course of two days. It was quite stylish, actually, with white fur at the top shading into gray fur at the bottom, a sort of murine ombre. Her toenails, peeking out from wooden platform sandals, were painted gray to match.
I’ve seen some nice mink and fox stoles, but never a rat stole or rat dress, creative for sure.
And now on the main course:
“Rat Two Ways” was the main course. Reminiscent of rabbit, a pile of braised rat was so tender it fell apart as soon as our fork touched it. A roasted half rat—glazed meat stretched over its tiny rib cage—was placed over a sweet corn salad. Throughout the evening, Ms. Ginn continually paced around the table, making conversation generously filling wine glasses, but for this course she hunkered down and performatively sucked the meat off the bones.
Anyone getting hungry yet? The Allegra LaViola Gallery has slide show of the dinner courtesy of the NY Times.
Foxnews adds their take away-
The piece, entitled “Tomorrow We Will Feast Again on What We Catch,” explores the idea of self-sustainability and the multitude of processes which we go through to get our food. It also required guests to pony up $100 and sign a liability waiver just in case the rat did not sit too well with anyone.
If you would like to donate to Ms. Laura Ginn’s efforts you can do so on her Kickstarter page.
Hm, to you young hunters reading this, Ms Ginn is very talented young woman. Her skills are very admirable, checkout her skinned animal photography Well , after exploring Ms. Ginn’s business model I conclude she is as sly as a fox, it is gusty, edgy and creative. I wish her much success.