BA (Hons) Fine Art
Every year in the UK approximately 1057,100,000 animals are slaughtered for human consumption. Being a strong advocate for animal rights has influenced me to create art to be a voice of change for the best of human and animal kind. I also want to ignite compassion and prompt a difference in consumer behaviours. Using art and protest to educate on ethical matters surrounding animal rights is a powerful tool. My paintings illustrate and emote the barbaric conditions exploited animals endure being transported to their deaths in tight, claustrophobic, sweltering spaces treated as though they are not sentient beings like us. I want the audience to lose themselves in my paintings, to feel my paintings, to be confused by what they are viewing so they look and feel harder, so the more they look the more they realise the truth. I create prints as I create paintings, the same subject, just portrayed in a different way with theories and quotes. The world's currency should be kindness, it certainly is mine and that key message is what I want my art to project.