faith47 paints predator and prey, where wild animals take over miami's wynwood walls
 
faith47 paints predator and prey, where wild animals take over miami's wynwood walls
dec 18, 2016

faith47 paints predator and prey, where wild animals take over miami's wynwood walls

 

faith47 is an artist from south africa whose work is conceived as an internal and spiritual release, that speaks to the complexities of the human condition. monochromatic color palettes, animal motifs and spiritual symbols are prevalent throughout her large-scale works, often made with a wide range of media intended for both gallery and street settings.

 

during miami art week 2016, faith47 added a sprawling depiction of lions chasing a stag to wynwood walls — an outdoor street art ‘museum’ and urban grafitti gallery. a portrayal of the relationship between predator and prey, the artwork seeks to carry the profound weight of our interconnectedness.

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‘corda nostra una palpitant’ illustrates the intense moment of a hunt
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titled ‘corda nostra una palpitant’ (our hearts beat together), the piece illustrates the intense moment of a hunt as a pride of wild lions spot their next meal. the artwork is completed in a palette of grey, black and white. faith47’s distinctly rough textures, deep shading and dramatic contrast between light and dark is delineated by hyper-realistic depictions of animals mid-run. lions chase a stag as he desperately attempts to flee the scene, but the urgency and agility of the big cats is near-palpable. 

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a pride of wild lions spot their next meal
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the face of a stag as he desperate attempts to run from his predators 
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the artwork is completed in a palette of grey, black and white
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faith47’s distinctly rough textures, deep shading and dramatic contrast between light and dark is visible 
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hyper-realistic depictions of animals are illustrated mid-run
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lions chase a stag as he desperately attempts to flee the scene
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the urgency and agility of the big cats is near-palpable
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faith47’s tag at wynwood walls 
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the artist completes work on ‘corda nostra una palpitant’
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