Ashley Edgerton Oates
T's last days: stigmataT's last days: catheterT's last days: his CCU runER #1 (Traci M.)T knows, he knowsT's last days: e-collarS.G.'s sonS.G. Finally HomeS.G. (found in Memphis 1997)R.R. hunting (with aqua leash)R.R.'s fallen leashPack of 3
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I often hear my mother’s voice in my head saying, “When are you going to make art that’s happy?”.
What she means is – please make work that:

a) has color
b) isn’t about some tragedy you’ve survived
c) isn’t overtly political
d) doesn’t involve the plight of animals

Someday Mama. I promise….

Using my old twin lens Mamiya C 330 – I continue to work with the concept of the retablo as a way to document my experience working at an animal hospital and the often painful and always poignant attachments I form with the homeless animals. There is beauty in that, I think. This new work is dedicated to Tucker.