Zoo Portrait : Saija, the red squirrel
About Saija, the red squirrel:
Red squirrels are solitary animals that live in treetops and try to remain there as much as possible, leaping from tree to tree. These squirrels build nests with twigs, and moss, often in tree hollows. Generally, each squirrel has more than one nest, to be able to have alternatives if one is discovered by predators or gets infested by fleas. Squirrels are also good swimmers.
Squirrels have an acute sense of hearing. They can rotate their ears to determine which direction a sound has come from, and they remain always alert to danger. Their sense of smell, however, is even better than their hearing. They can detect food buried under a thick layer of snow or know if a nut is rotten without opening the shell.
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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