Ryan McLennanIllustration // Thursday, 15 Dec 2011
"The wildlife familiar to us now coexists with life forms that embody what we have long taken for granted. These mammals and birds are in total control of their future. They are responsible for managing and maintaining their resources without exhausting them. These paintings are brief lessons in ecology, natural history, and evolution. Through research I gain a better understanding of geography and each animal’s settlement of North America. Once I learn the distribution of specific animals, their social behavior and development, I further their existence in a place that only I can document."