She knows, he feels, she suffers, he protects, she lifts her head to smell, he fears, she touches with affection. He struggles, she returns back home, he sings, she mourns, he feels pain, she is. With these paintings, I seek to address that the nonhuman animal’s being-ness, individuality and significance is equivalent to the human animal. It is my hope that with this recognition of animal “personhood”, empathy and compassion will result.
Gallery installation, Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art 2014