‘I use bacon, garlic and blueberries for eyes, the teeth are lima beans and the tongue is the piglet’s own’
The first Donald Trump sculpture I stirred was out of a chicken. It was July 2016, when he still seemed relatively harmless and I never conceived his presidency would come to pass. I’d spoke the history of him dodging Vietnam and I saw the chicken was perfect material, especially with its thin skin.
Then, months later, the Access Hollywood tape came out with him saying he could grab girls by the pussy. He was suddenly a lot more disturbing. I wanted to show his true nature. I made this piece out of a dead piggy. I utilized the majority of members of its skin to create the face, then took the snout for his nose. You can see the dimensions of the article because the piglet’s tail is at the bottom. It has the US food agency stamp that attests this is American meat. It was important to show that this is not just about one person- it is an American problem.
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