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Birds, 2014

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Birds, 2014 Painting

benjamin parker

United Kingdom

Painting, Ink on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 2.4 D in

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About The Artwork

A relief carving of two hybrid figures standing. The bird’s heads on the human torsos reflect mankind’s place within the modern world: the constant need to separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom through a host of cultural, social and technological constructs. The contrasting monochromatic heads reference Ying and Yang, two opposing yet perfectly complementing ideals. This refers to the male and the female form and the honesty of true nature. The rope, set in a geometric pattern, highlights the ties to our primal needs and how these needs present themselves in a series of highly ritualized systems (especially courtship). The wooden backdrop (a natural material specifically divided into equal sections) again mimics our need to control natural form and the strict patterns we find ourselves adhering to in our daily routine. The figures deliberately break this pattern, reminding that the coming together of the ‘two’ transcends all other constructs and is the most natural of all things.

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Painting:Ink on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 39.4 H x 2.4 D in

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I am an artist specializing in painting, etching and drawing. My works reflect on the struggle between the need to distance ourselves from our animalistic, primitive nature (or dominate it), and the inherent desire for contact with it.

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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London, London, London, London, London, London

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