My work is here to remind humanity as a collective of the great creatures that share this planet with us. The amount of wildlife in the world is vast and at many times, forgotten. We are all caught up in our busy lives on a daily basis. How often do we stop to appreciate the amount of life on Earth?
We should make that time on a daily basis too. Freezing moments in time is something we all love to do. Capturing the beauty, joy, love and admiration is what my work does for wildlife. I’m reminded of the common question to others, ‘what’s your favorite animal’? Most of us have one but do we really know that being?
Where do they live? Do they have fur or bare skin? Are they muscular or lean? Do they move as a family or are they solo beings? More importantly, how rare are they?
I am aimed at having these answers in a detailed piece of artwork. You feel the emotions they have with each portrait. Understand, they to feel things, have experienced events and are survivors at the core. You can understand the type of environment they live in. Know how their bodies move, are built and how large they are. Wildlife can also be seen as a family. Loving mothers, protective siblings and individuals that work together. They can also be retable when being lone wolfs, no pun intended.
Independent or working together they are like us in many ways. They matter and can teach us how to be better individuals, as well as families. All of them matter as much as we do.
I don’t just create animals, I give them their voice back.