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Rebecca C. Brook

Golden Dog

oil on panel, 2014, 36"w x 48"h

One of the great cultural struggles of contemporary society is dispelling the notion that humans occupy a hierarchal position above other species. I have been exploring ways of thinking past this human-centered focus. To do so I paint fragments of species to avoid anthropomorphism and present subjects as inconclusive to counter human domination. Furthermore, I use the visceral language of distilled oil painting techniques to create metaphors for cross-species exchanges. These disquieting impressions of domesticated species communicate the numerous agencies involved in narratives of evolution and pose questions about ideologies of control and ownership.

Rebecca C. Brook - Golden Dog

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