Don’t eat the damn bird

oil and ecoline on canvas

100 cm x 70 cm


"I love animals. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been attracted to animals because they are so pure.

Every culture has another way of looking at animals, either as food or as a companion to love. While one culture will look at a dog as men’s best friend, another culture might consider a dog just another delicacy.

In this painting you will find a monkey, a rabbit, a frog and a bird. All animals are hiding, so they don’t end up as someone’s dinner. The green bird, a symbol of freedom, gives them shelter."

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