This piece is about classification and order of nature and animals by humans. Although the style of drawing and addition of text alludes to traditional natural history illustrations, the categorising (pink winged animals) and composition of the animals is created in a more folk taxonomic manner, making a more unusual visual form. Folk taxonomies are distinguished from scientific taxonomies in that they are more associated with social knowledge and everyday speech. The title refers to the fashion world and its frivolous methods of having things in fashion one minute discarded the next. The pink beasts remind us where much of our creative inspiration comes; we should cherish and protect the natural world for future generations.
5 colour screen print on Somerset velvet 250 gsm antique paper
40 x 50 cms
Limited edition of 12