With the art I transmit the importance of the living diversity of creatures on our planet. The depicted man of this painting offered his own blood to remember the many foxes that are being hunted for selfish glory and that are continuously bred and killed to produce coats and ornaments with their furs. My intention in using the blood is to give dramatic emphasis to the painting’s message. I used it by dripping it onto the canvas at the end of the work in progress. 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?
I am willing to paint similar artworks on commission. You can have your portrait together with your favorite animal. 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. Contact me to start the work. (No animal is forced to pose or is disturbed to make these works of art).
The original oil painting on canvas is no longer available.