Scott Fife explores the relationship between humans and our animal counterparts, especially those we associate with myth and folklore, by creating large-scale creatures from a simple material using glue and screws. His solo exhibition Cardboard Kingdom, which has the aptly descriptive title, is currently on view at Traver Gallery in Seattle.
The animals are wild and expressive, with droopy, drooping eyes or snarling teeth, and are made up of fringed layers and patchwork. Many have ink and pencil drawings and drips on their bodies and faces as a result of human contact. “We adore these animals in many ways because they are physically beautiful.