By Otherworldly Graphite-and-Ink, Juliet Schrekinger Advocates for Defending Endangered Species

  • May 17.

“The Timekeepers.” All pictures © Juliet Schrekinger, shared with permission

Images has an impulse for preservation, of cloistering the fleeting and saving it for future recollection. Artist Juliet Schrekinger references this act of safety in her ink-and-graphite works that evoke the grainy qualities of black-and-white movie by a distinctly surreal imaginative and prescient.

All through her childhood, Schrekinger witnessed her mom taking numerous photographs of household occasions and happenings that have been then displayed. “I regularly noticed the best moments I shared with my family members framed in our residence, colorless time capsules that I’d flip to for years to return,” the artist says. “I started to really feel a deep need to recreate these kinds of time capsules in my work however needed to include scenes that didn’t happen on this world.”

Mimicking the lighting and tonal contrasts of her mom’s pictures, Schrekinger’s renderings fuse the anatomically correct with the otherworldly. Whereas lots of her scenes are unearthly—a pangolin wraps its lengthy, scaly tail across the torso of a fox, sea birds perch upon a squid’s sinuous arms, and a band of hares seems to drift by the sky—the animals are depicted in exacting element, and the likeness of their fur, feathers, and tentacles is the results of intensive analysis. “I’ve traveled up and down each the east and west coast of the U.S., taking my very own reference photographs of birds, aquatic life, ocean environments, bushes, and a lot extra that every one finally ends up getting used as a place to begin in my work,” she tells Colossal, noting that when it’s inconceivable to make use of her personal pictures, she collates 5 to 10 photographs to create a selected kind.


“Peter The Pangolin And Fable The Sierra Nevada Pink Fox”

A lot of the animals featured in Schrekinger’s work are endangered or weak, and she or he’s involved with environmental destruction, lack of habitat, and the menace many species face because the world warms and the local weather adjustments. Pangolins, for instance, are considered the most-trafficked non-human mammal, whereas the North Atlantic Proper Whale is likely one of the most endangered species, with fewer than 350 left worldwide. “Above all else, I really feel an important side of what I do is elevating consciousness for endangered and weak species,” she says. “I really feel it’s my obligation to make use of my artwork to advertise a consciousness in our society of the intense issues dealing with those that don’t have any voice.” Lately, she’s collaborated with quite a few conservation organizations just like the Pangeaseed and Surfrider foundations, to create works advocating for better safety.

Schrekinger, whose studio is in Amityville, New York, is concerned in a number of group exhibitions within the coming months, together with Existential on view by Might 21 at Antler Gallery in Portland and upcoming exhibits with Trendy Eden Gallery, Stranger Manufacturing facility Gallery, and Nucleus Portland. She’s additionally making ready for a solo exhibition opening in October at Arch Enemy Arts. You will discover originals and prints on her web site, and observe her newest works on Instagram. (by way of Stunning Weird)


“William And The Sea Birds”

Left: “Clara.” Proper: “Hamlin”

“Oscar’s Lighthouse”

“Vasey The Vampire Squid And Her Haunted Boat Home”

Left: “Horton.” Proper: “Willy”

“Oscar And The Gulls”

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