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Contemporary Mythology by Caitlin Hackett - society 6

"My love for animals and nature has shaped my art since I first put pencil to paper, as has my love of mythology and mutation, both of which tell a story of dramatic, often violent change. There are gods who transform into beasts, or who were born with the heads of animals or a multitude of limbs, and there are gods who cursed humans to take on animal or plant forms as punishment, not to mention the mythological mutant beasts such as the Hydra or Cerberus. Mirroring those ancient myths in often grotesque ways we find in contemporary times that animals are being transformed against their will due to interactions with human pollutants; frogs with triplicate legs and blind eyes, cows with shriveled sets of legs growing out of their backs, two faced piglets being born on factory farms and radioactive fish rotting from the inside while still alive, plus so many more. I am interested in the power of these mutations both for their mythological remnants and their dire environmental implications "caitlin hackett. 

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Paksuniemi, Kiruna, Sweden / Tomas Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se

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Paksuniemi, Kiruna, Sweden / Tomas Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se

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innocenttmaan:

Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..

Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.

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