Madeleine Hope Arthurs' Portfolio Site


* HOME

* A. Thrownaways (3)

* B. Spotted (3)

* C. Prey for You (4)

* D. Stronger Together (4)

* E. pen and ink (8)

* F. gouache (6)

* G. sketchbook (8)

* H. everything book (4)

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STATEMENT

My artwork combines human and animal figures in ways that emphasize their similarities, their common needs and wants, their dependence on each other and on the Earth. I hope, in making this work, to create empathy for animals, for all living creatures, and for the planet. To get started I create quick sketches to record the images that are in my head. Then, I do research about the animals, their habitats and their struggles. Finally I cut and draw to make the books showing the joint journey of humans and other living creatures. Imagination and research become my black ink line drawings that show the joint journey of humans and other living creatures.