Title

A Study in Primates and Portraiture

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Abstract/Artist Statement

I use my artwork to create change and affect overall apathy towards the primates of Africa and those of the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (CWAF). I have created a series of large-scale and small-scale black and white portraits of the specific primates from this organization. The 10 small-scale portraits are wrapped with raffia, to symbolize deforestation. They are sewn together with red thread to both symbolize the blood shed because of poaching and the bond these orphaned creatures share. They are inspired by the research of Jane Goodall and Diane Fosey, and the artwork(s) of Jill Greenberg, Andy Warhol, and George Rodrigue. These portraits are not like typical wildlife art in that they convey a sympathetic human-like expression of these animals. This makes the primates become more relatable to the viewer, hence their ability to evoke a response and hopefully foster change.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

5-5-2007 1:00 PM

End Date

5-5-2007 4:00 PM

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A Study in Primates and Portraiture

Reynolds Gallery

I use my artwork to create change and affect overall apathy towards the primates of Africa and those of the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (CWAF). I have created a series of large-scale and small-scale black and white portraits of the specific primates from this organization. The 10 small-scale portraits are wrapped with raffia, to symbolize deforestation. They are sewn together with red thread to both symbolize the blood shed because of poaching and the bond these orphaned creatures share. They are inspired by the research of Jane Goodall and Diane Fosey, and the artwork(s) of Jill Greenberg, Andy Warhol, and George Rodrigue. These portraits are not like typical wildlife art in that they convey a sympathetic human-like expression of these animals. This makes the primates become more relatable to the viewer, hence their ability to evoke a response and hopefully foster change.