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The Urban Animal 2009

In Cruise’s work animals feature as our living and feeling counterparts or totems; their lives and deaths are imaged with the same sensitivity and urgency with which Cruise images human beings. Both intertwined and apart from humans, animals in Cruise’s work appear as witnesses to the precariousness of being in the world. Tangled with the fragility of human beings, animals matter. (Schoeman, G. 2009 “As for animal being too dumb and stupid to speak for themselves”: Being and nothingness in Wilma Cruise’s Sculptures. In Younge, G. (ed.) 2009 The Urban Animal Catalogue for the exhibition.)


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