“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
-AristotleThis is precisely my objective when creating art. I strive to represent the essence, the energy, the spirit of my subject. Through this series of paintings, I attempt to better understand the inner-workings of some nonhumans. What if we perceived other species as fundamentally like us instead of fundamentally different? What if their thought processes, emotions and social connections are as important to them as ours are to us? Thinking of a nonhuman entity in human ways renders it worthy of moral care and consideration.
– Christie Carter Eliason