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An Account of ANIMALIA

The ANIMALIA Collection by Mark M. Mellon

In 2012, when my ideas were an intensely violent tsunami and the year my technique began to resolve itself. The first evolutionary stages of what it has become today. This year also began the major themes within my work. Humanity and our beasts within. I thought a natural series of paintings to pursue would be beasts themselves. Animals. They have long seeded art throughout history, and why not contribute to this. My animals I wanted to show human expression - as it is my long standing belief that we are all apart of the same design. We are all connected to each other and to everything we see - all apart of this construct of reality that is itself the universe. I love animals very much. When confronted with the large animals we normally only see in digital or printed form, it can be quite awe inspiring. And the personalities they each bring... it is a great joy to meet them. Often times more enjoyable than fellow man.

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