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Evoking a connection with our fellow animals that goes back through history to cave art, Louise Pallister explores this relationship through a variety of media and techniques, with mark making and the drawn line as a basis.

What are the signs of an animal, what might they signify? In her work Pallister connects essential characteristics to a process of exploring instinctive movement, line, form and anatomy though mark making and revision; the dissolution of an image that is forever shifting in our personal and cultural viewpoints.

Working from a Neo-Romantic standpoint, she is influenced by the process of William Kentridge, the mark making of cave artists, Muybridge's photography and the work of sculptors such as Henry Moore and Elisabeth Frink for their affinity with nature.


'Animal' comes from the Latin animalis, meaning 'having breath'.