Those Quiet Evenings In. (2017)

$1100 USD
This painting is purely an observation of a moment. Bred in captivity in a respected UK zoo, a female orang-utan is looking somewhat pensive, holding a parsnip. The glass she sits behind is dirty from human fingerprints. The zoo has just closed for the day. The issue of conservation and its relationship to zoos around the world has a long and checkered history - both terrible cruelties and great successes and much in between. I prefer to see animals in the wild but I have some understanding of the need to protect and carefully breed endangered species. I am not making a clear judgement in this case. I simply wish to observe the moment. As a composition, not much is happening. This is intentional. Not much is happening. But her simple beauty still shines through.
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Those Quiet Evenings In.

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