hyena & birds

2017
Oil on found wooden support
31cm x 50cm

The source image for this painting was from a book about the animals of the Serengeti. It depicts the fighting the predation and lives of animals without flinching from the violence and gore. here a Hyena fights off vultures from an antelope carcass.

Made for the Newly Society of Artists show ‘Borders’ at Tremenheere sculpture park gallery.

I regard animals, not through a prism of projected human ideas, rather through a non sentimental lens. They live to eat and survive, and often die in violent ways, that is their story and I am priviledged to be a witness.