This work depicts a domestic animal in an artificial environment. Increasingly we live in urban societies where we are detached from the natural world. The encounters with animals that we do have are often in zoos or museums. This work seeks to amplify the artificial nature of these encounters and to prompt reflection on the impact we have on other animal species and their habitats. Scientists have revealed that the world could lose up to half of its species by the end of this century. It seems we are destroying habitats so rapidly, that some animals and plants are failing to regenerate. As more and more animal species continue to disappear, this work provides a space where we can reflect on the diversity of the animal world and our relationship to it. The animals in this work have been photographed in zoos, agricultural shows, museums and animal sanctuaries around Australia.
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