These pieces also show more of the line drawing that has been creeping into my work (to the horror of those who can actually draw). I'm enjoying the process and intend to bring collage and drawing together even more seamlessly in future works.
The first of these was completed a few weeks after we lost our dear 4 legged friend Chip (see previous post but bring kleenex). Cameron Woo, the publisher of Bark Magazine, contacted me by way of Susan Scandrett to do apiece for a story about the foundations of the Humane Treatment For Animals Movement in the late 1800's. It turns-out that the movement initially was focused on livestock before expanding to include dogs and cats. The key element here was that the movement was founded on the notion of empathy, seeing through the eyes of the animals.