Mother Nature

"Mother Nature" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6" x 6"; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016
“Mother Nature” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2016

Well, this is it.  This is the last time Mother Nature will be on view to the public.  It is currently on exhibit in the “Animus” exhibit in London, and afterwards will have its permanent home in London.  This painting has been an important piece for me since it is the only painting I’ve done directly dealing with dairy:

Our use of animals and the environment has led to practices that could be considered a bizarre perversion of nature.  From our everyday use to the most complex scientific discoveries, we have created a new world far removed from that of our original planet.  Our food is no longer something we grow or find ourselves, but prepackaged, processed, and mass-produced.  ‘Natural’ has become unnatural.  We consider it eccentric or bohemian.  We, as adults, drink what is essentially breast milk from an entirely different species, yet scoff at the idea of a woman breastfeeding her infant in public.  In Mother Nature a calf is seen nursing from a human breast, calling to question our double standards- if this is bizarre, then why is it not when the roles are reversed?

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