Midweek Muse – Marian Drew

Marian Drew is an influential Australian photographer who creates still-life table settings of roadkill animals. Her earlier works in the series featured arrangements of multiple animals piled atop bountiful spreads of fruits, but her later compositions simplified the attention to focus on each creature individually. The images are beautifully moody in classic vanita-esque style and serve as a reminder of human’s influence on nature.

“It became a way for the community to acknowledge death and to give some sort of importance to a life rather than just having it get run over by a car, get squashed, and then disregarded.”

See more of Marian’s work at mariandrew.com.au

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