The images on the walls of the Chauvet Cave in southern France are paintings from 30,000 BCE. They show evidence of many lions in the region, as well as an artist who was adept at observing them.

Peter Hugo’s photographs are very powerful images. They combine African contemporary culture with the power of animals like the hyena that have been domesticated there.

The illustrator Kako, uses contrast to heighten the dramatic aspect of a narrative. Her illustrations for White Fang highlight the story in the stark contrast of black and white negative and positive imagery.

About Ariel Bowman

I grew up in Dallas, Texas where I learned to love nature, animals, and art. I graduated with a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011. I am currently working towards my MFA in ceramics at the University of Florida. This blog serves as a way for my friends and family, as well as anyone interested in my work, to view not only the finished pieces, but some of the process as well. You can subscribe to this blog to keep up to date on what I am currently working on in the studio, research, new sources, and exhibitions.
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