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Meeting and merging: painting animal/human encounters with medicine

By Jo Voysey

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My work focuses on the expressive potential of medicinal remedies as a medium for painting. My exploration is concentrated on aspects of the human relationship to animals in captivity and stems from a relationship I had with a caged bear when I was living in Georgia, Eastern Europe in 2011. The story of my encounter with the bear is important in this respect and I begin my text with that narrative, written in the third person so that the story has a wider resonance. My time with the bear affected me profoundly and prompted me to think more deeply about human relationships with animals and how they are expressed in contemporary art.


Mason N McLary

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Date 2014
Pages 63
Publisher University of Cape Town
Location of Publication Cape Town, South Africa
Department Humanities
Degree Fine Arts
URL http://hdl.handle.net/11427/6858
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal roles
  2. Art
  3. Bears
  4. Captivity
  5. expression
  6. Health
  7. Literature
  8. Medication
  9. Narratives
  10. writing
  11. Zoo and captive wild animals