Arctic Circles

Will Eskridge's avatar Will Eskridge

Arctic Circles is one in my series of wildlife preservation artwork series Animal/Domain. I hand built the wood substrate from birch and pine. From the earliest stone tool to the latest microchip, human innovation has provided society with countless conveniences for thousands of years. Many of these inventions have exploited animals and their habitats for benefit of food, companionship, and entertainment. As factories, assembly lines and automated technology continue to shape our culture, these technological processes affect the natural environment while animals attempt to survive and find their place in the modern world. Simple geometric shapes conjure up ideas of the dawn of industrial progress and contrast the realistic depictions of animals that represent the vigor of nature.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2.75 inches
  • Medium: oil on wood
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 32 inches