Creative Challenges

Chinese type brush drawing and traditional Western water colour technique are ideal methods of painting animals. It has a similar elasticity in rendering muscular and tendon animal movements. The flow of the Chinese brush can very easily suggest the flow and can become a gestural metaphor of animal motion with their running, jumps, hops, leaps and walking or scampering movements. Oil paint is a bit greasy and acrylics somewhat chalky to render this fluidity.

My endangered frog above in Fig 18; evokes a sense of movement and what Fuller called ‘moments of becoming’. The use of money as collage is meant to suggest the survival of the species is symbolically threatened by the world of money, investment, profits, greed and total commodification. Whilst being the cause and source of major threats to the frogs global habitat. The survival of the frog species is important for as scientists say the frog acts as a barometer or seismograph for the health of human survival.

Endangered Frog - 2007

Endangered Frog - 2007