|Method||Acrylic screenprint printed in colours on 310gsm South Bank Paper|
|Artist||Kerry Eggleton (aka Mashka)|
|Dimensions||Image 450 x 310 mm, Sheet 595 x 420 mm|
Edition of 50.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
Part man, part animal, artist Kerry Eggleton (aka Mashka) creates vibrant and characterful anthropomorphs. Anthropomorphism has ancient roots as a literary device in storytelling, and also in art. Most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphised animals, which can stand and talk like humans, as characters. One of the oldest known examples is the Lion man, a human-shaped figurine with a lion's head carved from mammoth tusk, estimated to be 40,000 years old. Intrigued by these hybrid forms which resonate throughout history and across cultures; Kerry has created contemporary characters in the style of a Victorian engraving harking back to the golden age of the British circus. Roll up, roll up for Mashka's Marvellous Menagerie!