Alastair Mackie|Untitled (+/-)|2009|mouse|fur|fabric|loom|sculpture

Alastair Mackie|Untitled (+/-)|2009|mouse|fur|fabric|loom|sculptureUntitled (+/-), 2009 | Mouse skeletons, mouse fur, loom, concrete | Dimensions variable

Having swallowed its prey whole, the barn owls digestive system will extract any nutrition. The indigestible parts are then regurgitated as a compressed pellet. Over a period of one year pellets have been collected and processed in to their raw components of mouse fur and bone. The fur has been spun into yarn and, with the use of a loom; the yarn has been woven in to a sheet of fabric. The skeletons have been left as a heap, the size of which correlates directly with the fabric.