James Stacey: Gallery


Project Title: Animals and Humans

My art project explores human perception of animals and how these different attitudes inform the relationships we have with them.

This theme has given me great scope to explore different strands in my project varying from companionship with owners to the horrendous meat markets in China. I have also looked into how culture and religion can elevate certain animal’s status as gods, such as the elephant god Ganesha.

Within this project i have been able to depict different atmosphere to reflect the mood of the piece. This was heavily influenced by my research into shock art and the work of Jenny Savile who highlights real life pain and struggle in an impactful and realistic manner.

By using a final series i was able to finalise the different strands of my project whilst being able to highlight the vast contrast in the way we view animals and how our views can be moulded and altered.