Oil, model’s blood and gold leaf on canvas, 120 x 80 cm, 2016.
There is no blood and no real gold leaf on the print version.
The depicted girl of this painting donated her own blood in honor to the majestic and critically endangered Philippine Eagle. I use this undoubted symbol of death to involve people directly in the issue of biodiversity loss. This great bird of prey may soon no longer be found in the wild, unless direct intervention is taken. The Philippine national bird’s main threat is the deforestation through logging and expanding agriculture. Mining, pollution, exposure to pesticides that affect breeding, and poaching are also major threats.
The paintings of this series are authentic. The way they are painted is very realistic, the expressions of animals and persons deep and empathetic.
The girl of this painting offered his blood, used as medium on the canvas, in solidarity for the Philippine Eagle.
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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