Zoo Portrait : Dee, the ferret
About Dee, the ferret:
The ferret is a domesticated subspecies of the polecat, from the family of mustelids. It is thought that it was domesticated by the Romans to hunt and control the population of smaller animals. Ferrets are extremely silent and hardly ever make sounds; they also love collecting and hiding things. Their name comes from the latin word “furonem”, which means “thief”.
They sleep for up to 18 hours a day, and while they are asleep, they keep the tip of their tongue sticking out.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This artwork is:
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80cm x 80cm : 50
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