Artist Kerry Eggleton creates vibrant and characterful anthropomorphic animals. 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 a 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.
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