Max Streicher


A life-size moose carcass is presented for our contemplation. It is made of fabric, stuffed and draped over an assemblage of styrofoam flotsam. “Lament” is a kind of “pieta”: Typically an artwork in which we witness Mary’s grief over her dead son.  

It is a very complicated notion that we might hear God’s voice in creation as we are destroying it. The laments of the Hebrews in exile, to a seemingly absent God, come to mind. From our own Penitential Rite: “So move us to grieve the loss of life, that we learn to cherish and protect your world.”


Materials: painted fabric fans

Additional Tags: inflatable kinetic sewn canadiana animal fabric