As an artist who's favourite subject is nature and who is often called to paint figures and portraits, I find it natural to combine people with animals in an artwork. This juxtaposition of humanity and wildlife is often based on a common thread between the two species, a subject that ties both together. Despite coming from nature and being animals ourselves, we separate ideas like intelligence, parenting, imagination and love as something only humans are capable of. In placing animals with people, I'm experimenting with bringing attention to our common values, as we can't help but look for people in art.
Painting from the artist's viewpoint, we add fresh acrylic details to this wildlife painting which contrasts an octopus mother and babies with a human mother and her child.The Amazon jungle provides the soundtrack for this clip, as we can hear animal residents singing their calls outside in the night.
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