Pierre Troubetzkoy once said “Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by what is above him when he shows no mercy to what is below him?”, expressing how humans wish for a superior being to answer their dreams and wishes, even when they are cruel to many of the inferior living organisms. Humans think they are the superior beings, the only species on earth that deserves respect and dignity. Instead of respecting the lives of the other living organisms which also deserve the same respect and dignity of a human person, humans kill them. Kill them for their horns, feathers, tusks, fur, meat, skin, organs and bones especially an animal’s skull.
My art piece represents the poaching of animals. In my piece the animals are doing the same act which humans do to them today. The animals is poaching the human. My piece represents how the world is beautiful, but the world is also filled with the killing of all animals and the lust for humans to steal and take the 'beautiful' fur off the animals.
The animals are drawn in graphite pencil. The use of the graphite pencil allows the background and the middle ground to become almost one. The graphite allows the animals to blend into the background, almost as if they don’t exist. In turn commenting on that the animals are on the brink of extinction due to the humans actions. The graphite pencil also expresses that the animals are a figment of the imagination, that they are not really there but instead in the back of ones mind. The animals presence expresses the animals is the object in danger, not the human.
The human girl is made out of a collage of photos of animals that have been poached and the products that are resulted from this poaching. These photos are the inspiration for my art piece. To put forward an issue within society that needs to be acknowledged and that society needs to stop animal cruelty to save the endangered and soon to be extinct animals.
(sorry for bad quality....)
Completed May 2014 for Semester 1 artpiece
© Jessica Whiteman
This is a piece I am hestiant to putting up on dA..... It was marked and got a really bad mark so it went from a piece I was extremely proud and happy about to a piece I am not that proud of....
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