Oil model´s blood and gold leaf on canvas, 120 x 80 cm, 2016.
My intention in using the blood is to give a dramatic emphasis to the painting’s message. Together with the gold leaf the blood gives sacredness to the artwork. I put man and animal on the same level. Both are important as the bloodshed of the animal is metaphorically equivalent to that of the man. Could you distinguish human blood from animal blood? On this particular painting, the depicted man sacrificed his own blood in honor to the many foxes that are being hunted for selfish glory or that are continuously bred and killed to produce coats and ornaments with their furs.
The boy of this painting offered his blood, used as medium on the canvas, in solidarity for the foxes.
I am available to paint similar artworks on commission – Have your portrait together with your favorite animal! Realize the dream of seeing you close to it. Wild animals must be respected and observed at a safe distance in nature. In a painting at home, however, you can see them as many times as you want, next to you. Contact me immediately to get started!
(No animal is forced to pose or is disturbed to make these works of art)
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