artist statement

Beasts! Creatures! Wild Things!

Our relationships to animals - beloved, feared, valued, or rendered invisible - are complex and often contradictory. Animals occupy a unique place in natural mythologies, continually being represented and re-imagined along with ideas of the wilds. In my own representations of this familiar imagery, I attempt to explore the social construction of the ‘natural’ world, and the roles this has in our national identity.

Content and artwork (c) Kate Zisman 2009