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SERIES

THE MISANTHROPIC COW

SCHIZOPHRENIA

WATERBOARDING

SPIRALLING

SINGLES

THE MANY INCARNATIONS OF THE EMMA

TYRANNY AND TOFU

MECHANICS, BEASTS, AND LANDSCAPES

GAS MASKS 'N PAINTED COATS

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THE MISANTHROPIC COW

In the world where some animals have been freed from the bondage of slavery in farms, cattle are having an incredibly difficult time integrating into society. The class system is still in full effect, and there is incredible difficulty for the discriminatory society of the humans to treat animals as equals. The Misanthropic Cow follows the life of one cow who attempts to climb out of the cesspool of poverty and make a name for herself. She gets off welfare and gets a degree in animal ethics, a field that will help spread the word about the social inequality that her and her brethren suffer through every day. Sadly, she is unable to gain a good job due to discriminatory employers, and ends up working as a burger flipper, frying up the animals she swore to protect. After this, she joins the Occupy movement in an attempt to overthrow the system, but ends up being badly beaten and evicted in the process.  Eventually, she ends up eventually committing suicide, realizing the depth of her failure to change society.

The Misanthropic Cow runs the gamut between gritty and cartoony styles in order to create an somewhat disconcerting sense in the viewer. On one hand, the backdrops are grimy, covered in dust spots and scratches; however, their colours are as bright and psychedelic as a Saturday morning cartoon. The main protagonist is a cow with funny udders, but she has an emotionless face, a chunky body, and a decrepit ugly look to her. The concept behind each shot is fairly complex and attempts to deal with big issues, yet the prescience of a giant cow as the protagonist turns the heartfelt social issues into strange parodies. The Misanthropic Cow has been crafted to allow for personal interpretations on the viewer's behalf, as they may choose to enjoy it as a goofy or serious work as they please - or possibly somewhere in between.

(Special thanks to Liz Davies for the fabrication of the costume.)

(Additional thanks to Alexandra Canansi for wearing the costume under gigantic studio lights and not suffocating to death under the 9000 pounds of fluff that form the outfit).