Accompanied by rangers, Anne Brenner learned to track animals in Africa in order to get their footprints on paintings that she put in their passages.
These canvases reflect the instinctive behavior of the animal.
Awarded of the Leonard de Vinci grant from the French Ministery of Foreign Affairs, she spent a year and a half in Africa tracking elephants, rhinos, hippopotamuses and crocodiles during expeditions in the bush.
Brenner placed specially camouflaged canvases in the recent passage ways of different animals. They traversed the surfaces, leaving behind their muddy prints.
These paintings are also impregnated with rain, sun, wind and the jagged work of termites.
Her paintings restore a piece of the landscape. This art is the testimony of the wild life of large mammals in their natural element.
Before going to Africa, Brenner started this project in Parisian zoos where she worked with the help of the teams of healers. There, she obtained the prints of each species of animal: mammal, reptile, bird, fish, and thus represent a set of artistic work realized in a naturalist spirit.