Zoo Portrait : Henry, the wombat
About Henry, the wombat:
Wombats dig their burrows using their powerful claws and sharp rodent-like front teeth. They build large warrens of tunnels underground and when attacked, they block their burrow with their sturdy body, stopping the attacker from getting in.
They have a very slow metabolism: it takes them around 14 days to complete digestion. This characteristic also makes them one of the longest-lived marsupials.
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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