WhiteFeather
Foo-Foo: detail
2007
found/mixed media
Collection of Sarah Petite, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Beaver skull (netted), beaver fur, gull skull, gull wings, human hair, grosgrain ribbon, metal cage, feathers, fabric, beeswax.

This was inspired by a childhood song I remember:

Little rabbit Foo-Foo,
hopping through the forest,
scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the heads!
Down came the goooooood fairy,
and she said...
Little rabbit Foo-Foo,
I don't want to see you
scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on their heads!
Disobey me, and I'll turn you into a...

Foo-Foo is a wooly-eyed beaver skull with a beaver fur cap and feather antennas. He reminds me of a moth, and maybe he only comes out at night. In his little cage is a seagull skull, so he must hunt gulls to steal their wings, for he has no arms of his own. His waxed body is completely stuffed with human hair.
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