The sky comes in grey over the island and it hangs low around the steep Hawaiian volcano side. Rain starts, and down in a grassy valley a hunt is in progress. A large female Allosaurus is in full sprint, snapping at the heels and tails of a stampeding pod of Stegosaurs. A first-time mother she has struggled to feed her calf and desperation has driven her to dangerous quarry; between the spikes and plates of the adult Stegosaurus their children, confused, whistling and clicking in fear. Leaping over the brutal tailswings of the adults, the Allosaurus bites at any exposed flesh, pushing between two adults, keeping them apart with a sustained barrage of swift snaps to their flanks. Rain and mist and mud confuse her vision but the Allosaurus can taste the Stegosaur calves' confusion, the pits in her nose stinging with their crisp body electricity. She stops her shepherding nips and opens her jaws wide, raising her head high like a hatchet ready to drop. She has struggled with motherhood but today her calf will eat well.
13.8 x 20cm, 20 pages, toner on paper, stapled