Animals and other gods is a series of artworks reflecting on the struggle between the need to distance ourselves from our animalistic, primitive nature,or dominate it, and the inherent desire for contact with it. We are members of the animal kingdom, yet we constantly quest to deny it and separate ourselves from nature.
The artworks in this series explore the transition some animals have made in our psyche from deity to service-provider, from envied to enslaved, and their subsequent anthropomorphisation. The combination of natural forms and man-made iconography refers to the ‘godly’ representations that have been used to explain nature and distance us from our natural state. The images are primitive but human, animal but iconic, godly and ordinary, just like us all.