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MIGRATION OF THE DISPLACED Print

Claire Milner

United Kingdom

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Oil painting on box canvas which incorporates a Swarovski crystal mosaic. Featured in The Curator's Salon, The Flux Review, Musings, Yorkshire Living and Entity. Allegorical mixed media work about displacement and loss. The monochromatic panel highlights irreversible loss and memories of things long gone. The crystal mosaic X on the face of the principal animal at once highlights its preciousness and draws attention to its fate. The work focuses on the Grevy’s Zebra featured in the monochromatic panel, which is the most threatened of the three species of zebra, assessed as Endangered with a population reduction of 54% over the past three generations to a current population of about 2,680 individuals. Of equal importance and under threat are rainforests where this scene is set and not on their native Ethiopian and Northern Kenyan habitat. This underscores the involuntary migration metaphor, representing both the fragility of the migratory Grevy’s Zebra and alluding to the vulnerability of the migration of any displaced being. As climate change intensifies, so too will the battle for earth’s resources and the need for many to find shelter as migrants displaced from their own homes. The addition of the crouching ghostly female figure serves as a reminder that our own future is inherently bound up with our treatment of the earth’s natural resources. From the collection entitled 'ANTHROPOCENE ❌TINCTION' an ongoing series pointing to the unnatural pressures inflicted on the natural world by humanity. It links the collections 'HOLOCENE TWILIGHT' where monochromatic paintings serve as a warning of fading memories of creatures under threat and 'TRUE VALUE' where crystal mosaics focus on the importance of keystone species. ANTHROPOCENE ❌TINCTION brings together many elements of the previous two collections. The works take the paintings of Henri Rousseau, as their starting point in order to draw the parallel that even though the artist's best known paintings depicted jungle scenes, he never saw a jungle or left his home country of France. Similarly many future generations will not have the possibility of seeing these creatures in the wild if urgent action is not taken now, they will be relegated to images and imagination.

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Size:10 W x 10 H x 0.1 D in

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British artist Claire Milner was famously commissioned to create the Blue Marilyn portrait for Rihanna, widely featured by the global media, but her personal body of work is made up of paintings inspired by her time spent in Africa focusing on social and environmental issues. An artist member of the Gallery Climate Coalition, her work was selected by the conference organisers to be exhibited in the Blue Zone of COP26. She works in collections which are continuously evolving around the theme of nature, our place within it and encroachment upon it. Environmental references such as climate change and mass extinction have been the central focus of her image making for more than two decades. Her artworks include diverse mediums including paint, paper and collage, and as a signifier of her familial ties to Italy, she sometimes incorporates the ancient art of mosaic - famous for animal depictions – and crystal methodologies as a symbiosis of past and present. Her portrayal of animals’ interchanges between the metaphoric and the literal, yet the impact of humanity remains implicit, even when the human figure is absent or plays a minor role in the composition. Her process begins with extensive research, engaging in hours of study, compiling statistics and viewing painful imagery of the consequences of poaching, habitat loss and climate change. A great deal of consideration is given to the integration of this material into the final composition, where realistic and abstract elements coexist, alongside carefully selected art historical references and themes from classical literature forming a balance of topical and historical narratives. Milner’s work has been displayed in museum exhibitions in the UK and her paintings have been widely featured in the global media including the BBC, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Channel News Asia, Elle, Forbes, Huffington Post Arts, The Observer, Save Virunga, The Telegraph, The Times, Vogue Paris and Vogue India. Most recent features include: An in-depth article entitled ‘Artist Claire Milner Addresses Climate Change, Mass Extinction and Pollution’ in Musings Magazine which interviews thought-leaders and artists in the philanthropic and social impact space, published by Susan Rockefeller; a feature in The Observer in 2020 alongside pioneering artist Judy Chicago’s Create Art for Earth campaign and interviews in The Curator’s Salon and The FLUX Review in 2021.

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