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We've Been among you

This body of work features photography, film, and sculptural works following a species of creatures in their final days before leaving Earth. They leave behind the wisdom from having saved their own planet from climate devastation by rerooting to traditional practices.

This work was displayed as an immersive exhibition at Southern Exposure gallery in San Fransisco from May - July 2023, Staple Goods gallery in New Orleans from July-August 2023, with excerpts exhibited at Bark Berlin in September of 2023.

This work was conceptualized by Maya Pen and Juicebox Burton. 

Design, photography, creature fabrication and application, and cyanotypes by Maya Pen.

Cinematography and fabrication assistance by Juicebox Burton.

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These creatures are created from a combination of handmade silicone and foam latex prosthetics, and alcohol paint.

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Southern Exposure gallery in San Fransisco, California May 2023.

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