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Rosalux Member Since 2002

My recent paintings humorously explore the complexities of human behavior.  The paintings show how cockamamie and droll we have made our existence by putting animals in normal human situations, where no animal would ever appear in real life. Animals don’t work miserable jobs or get bored in retirement. They don’t fret over allergies, keep pets, or desire to leave earth. Conversely, by modeling these animals with characteristics in my own image (similarly to what people do with their image of God)  they themselves appear extraordinary. However, animals are not extraordinary. They are the epitome of ordinary, having the simple purpose of maintaining balance in their respective ecosystems, and only appear elevated when we attribute human qualities to them. What does this say about how we view our place between the animal and the spiritual?

 

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