It is amazing how time flies when you having fun..
I haven’t posted much , due holidays and exhibition work..
So for those who cant or couldn’t make it to the exhibit here is sneak peek of the clever monkey side of the exhibit.
As a caricature artist, I get so much enjoyment out of drawing people quickly. Over the years I have seen the many connections between each individual that I’ve drawn , their faces, personalities and character.
This has somehow led me to draw imaginary old world monkeys and great apes. I have always been fascinated that our primate relatives share so much with us and am excited by their agile bodies and beautiful plumage. I’ve also been disappointed that the theory of evolution and natural selection is misunderstood, due to it not been commonly taught at schools, as this prevents us from feeling affinity with them. Their glowing eyes appeal to us to speculate about their inner worlds and our connections with them.
One of the questions I am often asked when drawing caricatures is “Do you do this for a living?”, and the answers is YES! Damn it! So the idea of giving the monkey s professions was a way to convey each individual’s life choice, and a play on how others stereotype you based on your profession rather than the number of fleas you have or whether you like bananas.