Trenton Doyle Hancock

Gallery Affiliations: James Cohan Gallery

Region: West


What are mounds? Mound is the name given to a species of human/plant hybrids that reside in the forest. Mounds are called such because of their shape, which recalls hills, heaps, mountains, etc... Mounds are usually covered in black and white alternating fur bands that encircle their whole body. The fur bands are most often interrupted by pink blotches of skin which show through underneath. I am not sure why these unfurry sore spots occur. They may or may not have a head with features. Some have no head at all. A full grown mound may reach anywhere between 25 and 60 feet tall. Mounds have a skeletal system which resembles a tree. This skeleton extends underground to form a root system which further exemplifies the mound's treeness. Mounds absorb nutrients from the ground as well as trapping rain water in their thick fur. They also can attract bugs by emitting certain smells. These bugs end up trapped in the fur or stuck to a patch of skin. The mound can then absorb the goodies from the insects. Aside from eating a few flies, mounds are completely harmless. Stinky, but harmless. This story is about the ill fate of the oldest mound, The Legend.