'I usually try to avoid giving humans and animals similar behaviours and physical characteristics but it was playing on my mind that people who are defensive are often protecting a vulnerability inside, similar to the way that the hard, sharp exteriors of sea urchins and hard corals protect their beautiful fragile interiors.'
About the artist
Amanda Emmett is a Cairns-based artist who predominantly works in the media of painting and photography.
Amanda Emmett encourages us to consider positive actions we can take that will lead to remedy and renewal of our world before it is all too late.
Emmett’s beautifully detailed paintings focus on life forms that are barely surviving the threats that human increasingly pose to them.
This artwork is featured in Emmett's solo Collector's Exhibition, view here.
Purchase of original art directly supports the artist. Artwork is a unique, one-off piece created by hand and may contain marks or blemishes from the studio. Every effort is made to provide a photo that represents the true colour product, however due to variations between screen, colour can appear differently on screen to the final product.
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