Disturbing Portraits of Exotic Animals In Their Artificial Urban Zoo Homes
EVEN if you like zoos and see the value in conserving creatures in an unnantual setting, you must surely concede that they can be deprssing places. Think too much of the animal in the glass cage and you begin to plot its escape. But where does it go? How does it get there?
The creature in the box is an institutionalised mess. But it is alove. So. You just look.
The animals housed in these indoor runs seem to represent something of the “animal in us” in all their diversity… I have endeavored to represent, that have been carefully designed to allow us to see the animals they house, could be a reflection of man himself.