Have you ever wondered what creatures were dreamt up but didn’t make the final cut for this world?
This exhibition is a revelation of the sketches, demo versions, and rough-cut designs for earth’s animals that were edited out before creation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes of creation and observe the working models, preliminary designs, a few outright failures, and some critters that simply did not ‘play well with others’. The sketchbook contains renditions of creatures that exist today, and perhaps more interestingly, the fantastical ones that might have been.
We are inviting you to participate in this experience by:
1. Contributing a votive to the show: in homage and a humble prayer to the creative forces in the universe for new species (to replace some that we humans have accidentally bumped-off). We will present a collection of contributed votives, strange-creature figurines of clay or any material or assemblage. Bring it with you to the opening! NOTE: Votives must be smaller than 8”x8”x8” to be in the show.
2. Taking a page from God’s Sketchbook home! (Buy one!)
3. Wearing your favorite animal mindset or persona at the opening!
Join us on opening night!
Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall