‘Found in a Forest’ - my Waterhouse natural history art prize entry.
Animals depicted in sculpture throughout history, in particular Chinese sculpture from the Han Dynasty (China, 206 B.C. - 220 A.D.), Show us that works that had sacrificed detail for sculptural integrity had stood the test of time. This simplification meant that details not totally necessary for recognition of the animal were removed, leaving only the essence of the animal.
Some examples of Han Dynasty sculptures.
In ‘Found in a Forest’ I have created a sculptural-drawing that has all the attributes of a work that is descriptive yet robust enough to last long into the future, Which I believe to be the two most important aspects of art works dealing with Natural history.