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. . . are we not all animals #20?
horse hair on wood panel
2019
. . . are we not all animals #21?
horse hair on wood panel
24" diameter circle
2019
. . . are we not all animals #3?
horse hair on wood panel
24" diameter circle
2019
. . . are we not all animals #2?
wensleydale wool + wood
24" diameter circle
2019
. . . are we not all animals #1?
acrylic mirror + horse hair
48" diameter circle
2019
. . . are we not all animals #27?
horse hair on wood panel
36" diameter circle
2020
. . . are we not all animals #4?
repurposed cowhide, horse hair + wood
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #5?
felted horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #6?
felted horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #7?
repurposed fur + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #8?
acrylic, repurposed fur + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #9?
repurposed mink, horse hair + wood
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #11?
silk cocoons
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #12?
silk cocoons + wool felt
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #13?
wensleydale wool, wool felt + horsehair
2019
. . . are we not all animals #14?
acrylic, repurposed fur + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #15?
repurposed fur + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #16?
horse hair on canvas
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #17?
acrylic mirror + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #23?
horse hair on wood panel
8" x 8" x 4"
2020
. . . are we not all animals #18?
acrylic mirror + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #22?
horse hair on wood panel
2019
. . . are we not all animals #19?
repurposed fur + horse hair
12" x 12"
2019
. . .  are we not all animals #10?
acrylic, repurposed fur + horse hair
8" x 8"
2019
. . . are we not all animals #24?
felted horse hair in wood panel
8" x 8"
2020
. . . are we not all animals # 25?
felted horse hair in wood panel
8" x 8"
2020
. . . are we not all animals # 26?
quail eggs in wood panel with plexiglass cover
8" x 8"
2020


In a historical moment where many are reflecting on their connection to nature, land and animal, moore manages to conjure up our connection to all three at once. Using an armature of minimalist and architectural austerity, she creates terrain which suggests land and body, and the character of animal through the repurposing of hair, wool, feathers, and fibers. Moore asks us “… are we not all animals?” which seems the perfect question right now. Are we not of the earth, are we not the same as the furry beasts which inhabit the land? And if we are, then what is our relationship to these creatures, their bodies, their home and ours?

While some may see the materials of this work as ghostly remainders of what was alive, these pieces have a character and life of their own, and the materials become reanimated through the beauty and elegance which transform them. Minimalist structures and an abstract vocabulary of grid, line, and repetition lend this work an historical context within the lineage of Robert Morris, Eva Hesse, Sol Lewitt, and Anni Albers. And at the same time, they feel brand new, and in perfect company with contemporary weavers and sculptors using fiber and rigorous craft in their work today.

Curatorial statement by Jenifer Kent, educator and artist