Zoo Portrait : Rascal, the common raccoon
About Rascal, the common raccoon:
The word “raccoon” comes from the Algonquin Indian word “aroughcoune”, which means “he who scratches with his hands”. Raccoons wash their food before they eat it, and if they have no water, they rub it vigorously with their paws.
Raccoons exhibit a complex vocalisation system and communication. They can emit more than 50 different sounds, which include purring, growling, squealing and whistling or hissing. They can also rotate their hind feet 180 degrees.
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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