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.

More info: zhfield.net

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Red Panda

Red Panda

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Sharon Halfhill 6 months ago

This ones amazing

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Ursa Major & Minor

Ursa Major & Minor

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Celtic Raven

Celtic Raven

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Anne Bleakley 6 months 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.

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Norse Wolf

Norse Wolf

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Ocelot

Ocelot

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Night Owl 6 months 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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Chipmunk

Chipmunk

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Porcupine

Porcupine

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Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

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LeilaOdinis 6 months ago

So elegant.

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Egyptian Scarab

Egyptian Scarab

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Dragonfly & Lotus

Dragonfly & Lotus

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Sophie Warner 4 months ago

I love the contrast between the softness of the lotus & the geometric hard lines of the dragonfly! Beautiful. The tiny bug is a cute little bonus & made me smile, so thank you!

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Immature Tiger

Immature Tiger

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Sloth

Sloth

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A Clash Of Kings

A Clash Of Kings

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Tomas Holicka 6 months ago

I want this one on my wall!

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Inquisitive Bat

Inquisitive Bat

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Sophie Warner 4 months ago

Such personality & expression in the eyes!

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Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog

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Sophie Warner 4 months ago

Has a Delft like quality.

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Fox Portrait

Fox Portrait

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Adolescelephant

Adolescelephant

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird

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Majestic Otter

Majestic Otter

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Sharon Halfhill 6 months ago

Incredible!!!!

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Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove

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Birdgirl45 6 months ago

Awww <3

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Reindeer

Reindeer

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GB1997 6 months ago

How do these pictures express 'Distinctive Personalities'?, its just pretty pictures with patterns

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Verklempt Crow

Verklempt Crow

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Sophie Warner 4 months ago

I really like his feet!

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Grecian Horse

Grecian Horse

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Snow Day

Snow Day

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Whiskeyjack

Whiskeyjack

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Water Colors

Water Colors

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Sophie Warner 4 months ago

Lovely fluidity.