Eileen McHugh - a life remade

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Rauschenberg did a goat through a tyre. Life stuffed through a dirty collar, death wrapped in rubber. Stuffed animal meets inanimate object. But the goat could be used, cut up, eaten. Its coat could become my coat, so then I would be the animal wrapped in the used tyre. But it’s a car tyre. It’s a symbol of being trapped in consumerism, having to buy a new car, drive it and wear out its tyres. And this kills nature, traps the animal, imprisons it, renders it just something to be consumed.

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