Oil and model´s blood on canvas, 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.