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Endangered species surviving urban settings.
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My art is a narrative statement on our environmental impact that highlights the juxtaposition of native wild animals surviving in urban areas. I have worked many years as a re-forester and see the devastation that can happen when things go awry with nature. I have seen animals trying to survive in the most unlikely places; birds nesting in high tension towers, salamanders making homes in beer cans, bears, coyote and bobcat roaming in urban yards -- all victims of urban sprawl.

After researching the endangered status of each animal, I sketch my thoughts on paper and decide whether I will sculpt or paint my subject. I sculpt with high-fire porcelain or stoneware from blocks of clay, adding and subtracting as I go. I use my hands, slab roller, extruder, carving tools, including wood fragments or shells to create shapes and textures. The permanence of clay allows me to feel that I am immortalizing each animal in three dimensions.

I paint what I cannot create in clay. Coming from an illustration background, I use this opportunity to tell a story or set a mood more deeply in my paintings. Showing fight scenes among native and non-native birds, the rush of a pack of wolves running through city streets or a bobcat roaming through an abandoned building -- all have an impact that far outreaches the boundaries of sculpture. To me, these pieces are as fragile as the true animals and remain a record of what we have with us today but may lose tomorrow.

 
 

Latest Artwork
Vanity - Baboon riding polar bear by Tricia Zimic (2) Click to view a larger image. Vanity  (2016)
Baboon riding polar bear
15.5 x 12.5 x 9.5 (inches)
Porcelain, glaze oil paint, gold leaf

Original Available 
Pledge Amt: 5%
to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey  

Supply and Demand - Tiger trade by Tricia Zimic (2) Click to view a larger image. Supply and Demand  (2016)
Tiger trade
8.5 x 12.5 x 8.5 (inches)
Porcelain, glaze oil paint, gold leaf

Original Available 
Pledge Amt: 5%
to Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey  

 
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