Lisl Barry – Creation from turmoil

This series was part of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (Little Karoo National Art Festival) 2014.

The artist looked at the awe-inspiring ways that wild creatures have adapted and evolved over eons to best survive the stresses and ‘turmoil’ of their natural environment: from diverse variations of patterning or careful body coloration that allow them to melt into their habitat, to ways in which they are able to move soundlessly, unheard by prey or predators.
Transferring these visual adaptations from creatures onto human figures is really an observation of how we as individuals, and as a society, can find an endless variety of ways to creatively evolve. We can, and we must, in order to grow and survive.

AVAILABLE WORKS
(Prices on request)

Curly comfort (merging into a large spotted gennet) Lisl Barry Mixed media on board 60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

Curly comfort (morphing into a large spotted gennet)
Mixed media on board
60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

Eyes wide open (morphing into a common bush brown butterfly) Lisl Barry Mixed media on board 60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

Eyes wide open (morphing into a common bush brown butterfly)
Mixed media on board
60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

Wings of silence (morphing into a little owl) Lisl Barry Mixed media on board 60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

Wings of silence (morphing into a little owl)
Mixed media on board
60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

True colours (morphing into a flower praying mantis) Lisl Barry Mixed media on board 60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

True colours (morphing into a flower praying mantis)
Mixed media on board
60cm x 42cm x 2.3cm

Please see more in other series of works by Lisl:
Water series
Karoo series
Pavement project

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