Cassandra Petruchyk

zoologic drawings


Artist Statement


 
As an artist I feel I can give [animals] a voice. I can show them as the truly emotional and feeling beings that they are.
 
 

My work is a series of portraits.

These portraits express the personalities of animals both wild and domestic. In my experience these creatures do not always receive the honor and respect they well deserve, they are seen as a far less important then the human animal. As an artist I feel I can give them a voice. I can show them as the truly emotional and feeling beings that they are.

I have had the experience to work with many of the animals I draw as a volunteer at the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Using photographs I draw upon my time with them to capture each with pencil, pen, colored pencil and oil pastel on paper.

I would like the opportunity to show and share their message with the public in hopes they will appreciate them as I do.