Making animals out of jackets,
not the other way around.
Art is a side project to my film career and as such I only produce a small number of pieces each year and I exhibit around 6 at a time.
It's a simple reversal of killing an animal to make a jacket and a lot of my pieces focus on endangered animals. The seed of the idea came from a production design job where I had to make a wolf mask out of leather for a film and I recycled a broken leather jacket for the materials.
Over the last couple of years I have created and sold many of these eco-friendly animal trophies. I've been blessed to have the opportunity to exhibit in various galleries in Australia and abroad and I recently had the honour of bringing home 2nd Prize at the Barcelona International Art Fair at Museu Marítim de Barcelona in December 2016.
2nd Prize Winner Ren Thackham. Barcelona International Art Fair 2016, Museu Marítim de Barcelona.