Caitlin Hackett's large scale ballpoint pen and watercolor works on paper are manifestos on the human spirit. Shirking the current craze for romantic fairytales, Hackett explores the dark underbelly of human/animal relationships in order to dissect what it means to be human. She is not just an artist, but a contemporary mythologist.
My work alludes to the boundaries that separate humans from animals both physically and metaphysically, and how these boundaries are warped by new scientific data, mythology, history, and religious beliefs alike, blurring the lines between us as science, religion, and culture clash over what it is to be human, and thus, what separates us from the beasts of the wild.
Read more of Caitlin Hackett's artist statement at her website.
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