Hand coloured screen print - Black outline hand pulled screen print screen print, then hand coloured with watercolours so each print is unique.
On Hahnemuhle 300gsm etching paper
Size - 49 x 39 cm
Limited edition of 8
Disruptors is a series of 4 hand coloured screen prints depicting animals that have disrupted the normal genetic pattern, through genetic mutations, to end up with unusual markings. They are inspired by traditional natural history illustrations but portray 'odd ones out'.
The King Cheetah appears to be becoming a more common sight (even having its own name to distinguish it from its spottier usual relatives), a possible explanation being its unusual stripes help it hide better in darker areas.
Most of these mutations are thought to be a result of inbreeding. As populations shrink, and the genetic pool with them, there are less and less opportunities to try out something new and save themselves from disappearing forever. Hail these pioneers in their last chance saloon.