“Division” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 4″ x 4″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2013

The last available 4″ x 4″ painting in my In Our Veins series has just been sold.  Division is an acrylic on canvas and was created around the end of 2012.  The buyer had asked about my thoughts behind the piece so I thought I’d share them here as well.  ‘Division’ refers to not only the physical separation (humans tend to refer to animals as parts- rump, breast, wing, etc.) but also the divide that we create as far as animals’ worth is concerned.  Why is there a divide between animals that we regard as either pets or as food or as working animals?  There is even a divide among humans’ beliefs due to religious or moral distinctions.  I depict animals throughout the series, and as seen here, as simply heads or limbs to represent the common viewpoint while emphasizing their importance through their expressions or their eyes, for instance, illustrating that they are indeed sentient beings.

View the painting online and the rest of the series here:


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