GORGETED PUFFLEG, by Anne Lemanski. Copper rod, vinyl, artificial sinew. 2010. The gorgeted puffleg inhabits the cloud forests of Colombia. It is nearly extinct due to illegal coca cultivation. Lemanski's current focus is on the complex, symbiotic relationship between humans and animals, highlighting our admiration for animals as symbols, and our exploitation of them to suit our needs.
Anne Lemanski COYOTE 2010 Copper rod, Mexican serapes, artificial sinew 25 x 49 x 11 inches A common means of border crossing is to hire professionals who smuggle illegal immigrants across the border for pay. Those operating on the U.S.-Mexico border are known informally as "coyotes."