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Wildlife Art : Orangutan Painted in Pastel

Wildlife Art
Understanding the world through art : wildlife art.

Wildlife Art Pastel Painting
Wildlife Art : 'A Troubled View'

So many layers went into this painting. It took six months, on and off.

The more this painting progressed, the greater the affinity I felt towards this species, as well as our own.

When I looked deeply into the orangutan's gentle, intelligent eyes, my concerns for their future extended to that of our own.

The orangutan is a species under serious threat of extinction over the next decade or so. Its rain forest habitat is being destroyed.

What hope is there for humankind who, despite having the power to protect, destroys entire species such as the orangutan - which, in recent studies, shares 97% of its DNA with humans.

'A troubled view', for humanity too - when destruction extends to our cousins.



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