"Much has been made lately about the life of the vampire as human. But there is the animal side to explore. Bats live in caves. But what do their animal neighbors think? For my piece I made Walrus Island and His Unwanted Vampire Guests. He's got this great island with a cave to hang out in and another one to look out from. But geez, two vampires decide to crash the upper cave. He's below looking annoyed. Mostly I liked to think how big his tusks are in relationship to their fangs.
Or you could think: Is the walrus also a vampire? Has he been bitten and that's why he now has big fangs?"
—Saya Moriyasu, www.sayamoriyasu.com
Saya Moriyasu, Walrus Island and His Unwanted Vampire Guests. Ceramic, glaze, light, wallpaper and glue (goop and hot melt). 6"x7"x7" (approximately). 2009. Courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery.
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