Mary Ann Barkhouse "Grace"( named after Canova's Three Graces) features three beavers, sitting on a piece of Canadian Shield granite. On land, the beaver is anything but graceful, but in the water, it’s a different story. Beavers are capable of reinventing their territory and the surrounding landscape through hard work. By placing Grace on a piece of the Canadian Shield, Barkhouse shows them as valuable players in the ecosystem and survivors of the European Fashion industry.
Mary Anne Barkhouse has a brilliant installation at Rodman Hall in St. It's two animals, a coyote and a badger in the footprint of a settler's house which is described by walls of beans, squash, corn and quinoa.