A series of works on paper
Through drawing I document my observations of our relationships to nature and our environment.
Lately I have been captivated by the beauty and diversity of chickens. It seems people and chickens have a long and interesting history. Originating from jungle fowl still found in Malaysia today, people all over the world have bred this bird into a myriad of different shapes, sizes and colours.
Originally grown for meat and egg production changes began to appear as chickens were bred for fighting and later decorative purposes. When Queen Victoria banned cock fighting in the mid 19th century, the showing of breeds, which we still find in agricultural shows today, became highly fashionable.
Proverbs provide a fascinating tour of humanity’s bank of knowledge. Often metaphorical, they express our experience with irony, wit and humour. I have chosen to use these wise words as titles and created visual fables to further explore their meaning.