Zoo Portrait : Raila, the common zebra
About Raila, the common zebra:
The background colour of zebras is black and its stripes are white. Its skin serves as a repellent, deterring flies, horseflies and other insects as their stripes are visually unappealing to these animals. It also serves as camouflage to help it hide from predators, like lions, which are colourblind. The stripes are unique to each individual. The same way that no two human fingerprints are exactly alike, zebras have different skin patterns.
Zebras can sleep standing up and often rest their heads on each other’s bodies.
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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