ANIMALS

Accompanied by rangers, I learned to track animals in Africa in order to get their footprints on paintings that I put in their passages.

These canvases reflect the instinctive behavior of the animal.

 

Thanks to the Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs Grant, I spent a year and a half in Africa tracking elephants, rhinos, hippopotamuses and crocodiles during expeditions in the bush.

 

I 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.

 

My 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, I started this project in Parisian zoos where I worked with the help of the teams of healers. There, I obtained the prints of each species of animal: mammal, reptile, bird, fish, and thus represent a set of artistic work realized with a scientific spirit.

©2019 Anne Brenner