Live animals, paper, video 2016-ongoing

Release is a series of works inspired by the Buddhist practice of 'life release', which sees captive animals bought and released into the wild.

Aside from the action of releasing the animal, the project developed unique ways to record the animals' movements in the moments leading up their release.

For example in the case of the birds' release, carbon paper was installed in the bottom of the cages to record the marks made by the animals' claws.

Weatherfish were rubbed with nontoxic red ink before being allowed to move freely over paper. The resulting ‘prints’ are unique records of movement, life and compassion.



Original Artwork

Original framed artwork from this project is available for sale.

Each piece measures 10x10cm (framed dimensions 22x22cm) and is float mounted in a wooden and glass frame.