The work is composed of four skin representations of endangered animals: the Bengal tiger, the cheetah, the Grévy’s zebra and the Sumatran tiger. It is no coincidence that the animals depicted were chosen, as each of them is a species currently in danger of extinction, which highlights the importance of preserving nature and the need to take measures to protect these species. The work is a social critique of poaching, the consumption of fur in the fashion and decoration industry, and the impact of humans on nature.
The pieces are spread out in different parts of Wakana Reunion, allowing viewers to enjoy a tour around the natural landscape and appreciate the pieces from different perspectives. Being exposed outdoors and integrated into the natural environment, the work seeks to promote a connection between the viewer and nature, inviting to reflect about the importance of taking care of our environment and preserving biodiversity.In addition, being exposed outdoors and integrated into the natural environment, the work also seeks to foster a connection between the viewer and nature, inviting reflection on the importance of caring for our environment and preserving biodiversity.
Stencil is the technique used in this work, which consists of stamping designs by applying spray paint through stencils. Using this technique it is possible to imitate the quadrichromy, the subtraction effect of color that is generated in CMYK printing. The use of different templates or stencils results in the creation of layers of paint that gradually create a detailed image, with an accuracy approaching traditional printing. However, the technique is not only limited to the precision of the print and the stencil, but also reflects the spray’s inaccuracy, creating a pictorial universe that oscillates between the figurative and the abstract.