Significant Otherness

Observing the diversity of dog breeds, Charles Darwin got inspired for his evolutionary ideas. In looking at the evolution of dogs, I tried to understand the evolution of photography. Some dog breeds are completely detached from their origin, which many understand to be wolves. I used this as a metaphor of how CGI (Computer-generated imagery) could transform our perception of reality to the point that the origin becomes unrecognisable. This work questions the devastating impact that technological progress has had on nature.

 

The image above illustrated Nicky Coutts article ‘Animal Print Suicide’ that was published in the book Perspectives of Contemporary Printmaking by Ruth Pelzer.

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