Children, art and animal issues

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Animals, collage, Drawing, Paintings, Presentations, teaching

I delivered a presentation about my work at Bronte Public School today to a class of 10-11 year old students. The students had been given a project to choose an artist and give a 5 – 10 minute power point presentation about that artist’s work.  I was very flattered that young Celty Sharp chose to write about me and he asked if I would be his “living” power point presentation. I have spoken about my work in schools and university’s before but never have I received so many thoughtful questions about my work and such a quiet and focused young audience. They seemed genuinely interested and engaged with the images and ideas I was talking about and I must say that Celty had done his research and introduced me like a true professional. I believe the experience was a mutually rewarding one.

It has got me thinking about perhaps writing and illustrating a children’s book that addresses some of the contradictory ways that we relate to and treat other animals.

In the meantime, here is an image of my most recently completed work.

claude Jones_Dominant species_2014_Mixed media on paper_80x92.5cm

Claude Jones, Dominant species, 2014, mixed media on paper, 80 x 92.5cm