Zoo Portrait : Stan, the aye-aye
About Stan, the aye-aye:
Aye-ayes, a nocturnal and solitary species of lemur, only live in one tropical forest in the east of Madagascar. During the day they sleep in nests they build out of leaves and twigs hidden in the dense foliage of trees. They feed on fruit, and insect larvae in the trees. One of their fingers is thinner and longer than the rest. They use it as a hook to extract larvae from the holes in the trees, and to scoop the flesh out of fruit.
In Madagascar it is believed that there is an “evil spirit” within the animal and that an aye-aye can curse a person by pointing at them with its special finger. This led to many of them being killed on sight.
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.
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