“The Whimsical Woodland” paintings in encaustic

September 10 – 30, 2018

Event photography courtesy of Artists’ Network member David Johns.

This is an ongoing series of encaustic paintings exploring the relationship animals have with each other and with humans. Here, animals we humans sometimes think of as an annoyance are portrayed as aristocratic beings from another time, all graced with antlers which they wear like crowns growing from within reaching upward.

The wisdom of the owl, the cunning of the fox, the strength of the bear, these are all characteristics we have placed on these creatures, or is it we who have drawn these traits from them?

In The Whimsical Woodland of my imagination I see all these beings living together in peace with nothing but the joy and wonder of each new day……

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Kari Serrao exhibition catalogue