Ross Hansen's works examine the human trophy-taking impulse. Today we are more likely to shoot wildlife with a camera than a gun, but the desire to take, mount and display natural trophies remains the same. The impulse is clear, the motivation less so. Such artefacts are conceivably the result of a natural curiosity, simple celebrations of the diversity, beauty and peculiarity of the natural world. Equally they can be seen as arising from a vestigial hunter-gatherer´s desire to control and contain nature. .

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