Orangutan literally translates into “person of the forest”.
As a part of my Endangered Series, I aimed for an emotional connection rather than the precision of representation. The spatter and almost agitated stroke are used to emphasize the desperation of the Orangutans plight. Working with no roughs, through different poses until I get to know a subject, results in an emotional expression of a subject that comes alive with movement.
Orangutans are critically endangered. Extinction is likely in the next 10 years. www.orangutan.org.au
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