Animals in the Landscape

 

 

The African experience would not be complete without the myriad of animals that roam its vast landscapes.

 

I have included photographs of some iconic animals that I have been fortunate to encounter whilst capturing African landscapes.

 

These works are not intended to be traditional wildlife photographs where the focus is on the wildlife itself. Rather, I seek to explore the interaction of these animals with their natural environment and human influences, and in so doing, complete the story.

 

The sustainability of natural fauna and flora are inter-dependant on each other. Loss of natural habitat is one of the biggest threats to wildlife in Africa.

 

Through these works, I seek to create awareness of the silent demise of species such as Giraffe and Zebra and others like them in Africa.

 

90% of the habitat suitable for survival of giraffe in Africa has been lost, and the species has already gone extint in 7 African countries.

 

30% of the total zebra population has already been lost due to habitat loss since the turn of the century.

 

Africa is known for its dusty roads and spectatular dust-laden sunsets in the winter months.

 

Through my work, I aim to reconnect people with nature in order to promote sustainability and reduce the risk of climate change transforming our continent into a permenent dust bowl that is devoid of animals and habitat.

 

 

 

 

Peter Dooley

 



Year 2021

Giraffes in the Mist

This surreal, juxtaposed image of giraffes in the misty landscape has the potential to embed itself in the viewer’s mind forever.

 

Edition:                 Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Medium:           -  Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

                      

Dimensions:     - Silver Gelatin Long side: 24"(60cm) 

                         - Fine Art Paper Long side from : 33" (84cm) to 60" (152cm) 

                    

Price Range:     € 980 - € 2578


Year 2022

Line, Shape and Dust

This striking print investigates established formal art design concepts of line, shape, and texture. By eliminating all texture from the elephants and showing only their iconic shapes interconnected with their strong repeating lines, the artist then adds the fine texture of the dust to complete the story.

 

Edition:                 Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Medium:            -  Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

                      

Dimensions:     - Silver Gelatin Square: 20"(50cm) 

                         - Fine Art Paper Long side from : 33" (84cm) to 60" (152cm) 

                    

Price Range:     € 980 - € 2578

Turbulent Harmony

This striking minimalistic print captures the calmness of vast open spaces of the bushveld.  The calm is juxtaposed with the turbulance of a large herd of buffalo entering the scene from over the horizon. In a strange way, however, the dust somehow adds to the mood .The artist uses a simple horizontal format with lots of white spaced to complete the scense of harmony.

 

 

Edition:                 Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Medium:           -  Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

                      

Dimensions:     - Fine Art Paper Long side from : 33" (84cm) to 60" (152cm) 

                    

Price Range:     € 1100 - € 2578

Let the Blind see

The artist uses this image to speak to the rapid decline in zebra population as a result of habitat loss and climate change. He offers a plausable solution in his blog post by the same name. (see blog)

 

 

Edition:                 Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Medium:           -  Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

                      

Dimensions:   - Fine Art Paper Long side from : 33" (84cm) to 60" (152cm) 

                    

Price Range:     € 1100 - € 2578

Foresaken

 

The forsaken lands had been her home for so long, she had forgotten how lush and green it was.

Powerful forces continue to move in the relentless heat of the dry and dusty earth, each with their

own agenda.

 

The artist uses this captivating composition to bring the viewer in full view of the effects of human behaviour on our environment that have long become

invisible to mankind. The time has arrived for us to face the reality of our actions before we are forced to follow in the footsteps of animals, long after

hey have become extinct.

 

 

Edition:                 Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Medium:           -  Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

                      

Dimensions:   - Fine Art Paper Long side from : 33" (84cm) to 60" (152cm) 

                    

Price Range:     € 1100 - € 2578


 

Visit my other collections and find the right print for you!

Highlands Collection

Highlands Collection

West Coast Collection

West Coast Collection

Richtersveld Collection

Richtersveld Collection

Kalahari Collection

Kalahari Collection

Cape Collection

Bushveld Collection

Botswana Collection

Bushveld Collection

Bushveld Collection

Bushveld Collection

Art Decor Collection

Art Decor Collection