I use my art to question the relation between human beings and animals. Humans feel an intense connection to animals, both in the deep bonds we can develop with specific animals and through their symbolic and mythological importance in human cultures.

However, animals are in some ways utterly alien to us. They don’t think exactly the way we do, and projecting human thoughts and feelings onto them risks fundamental misunderstanding and a lack of true connection. There’s something important and magical about trying to understand a being whose experience of the world is completely different from our own.

By drawing animals with distinctive personalities that seem to speak to us, but breaking their forms up into abstract patterns, my work explores the tension between the deep kinship we share with animals, and the sense of awe and wonder we feel from their difference.

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#1 Red Panda

Red Panda

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Sharon Halfhill 2 weeks ago

This ones amazing

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#2 Ursa Major & Minor

Ursa Major & Minor

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#3 Celtic Raven

Celtic Raven

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Anne Bleakley 2 weeks ago

I love this. I'm Irish and I often don't like 'celtic' art. But this is gorgeous and really an important part of our mythology.

#4 Norse Wolf

Norse Wolf

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#5 Ocelot

Ocelot

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

I want this as a big sticker ... or even a tattoo (but it would need to be simplified because these patterns and colors look too complex for a tattoo)

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#6 Chipmunk

Chipmunk

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#7 Porcupine

Porcupine

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#8 Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

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LeilaOdinis 2 weeks ago

So elegant.

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#9 Egyptian Scarab

Egyptian Scarab

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#10 Dragonfly & Lotus

Dragonfly & Lotus

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