Brandon Vickerds ‘Passenger’ and ‘Passenger II’ are deliberately placed in busy areas in Montreal, QC and Hamilton, ON. The hurrying passer-by probably won’t notice the difference between the sculpture and an actual person, but Vickerds inention concerning his public sculptures is not to reveal them as sculptures immediately

, but seeks ‘to insert an anomaly into the viewer’s experience of the everyday’. Where we would expect a face Vickerds sculptures, made of wire and normal clothing, carry a bundel of taxidermied ducklings, raccons, skunks and squirrels. Brandon Vickerd himself says: ‘These works make reference to comical cartoon clichés, and contrasts our conceptual understanding of nature with the reality of animals inhabiting our proximity’.

All images © Brandon Vickerd

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