Leslie Green

Peoples’ relationships with large animals, top predators and herbivores, have changed dramatically from pre-civilized times to the present. These relationships played an essential role in the development of early man. In modern times, we’ve lost touch with our animality, our connection to other animals and the natural world. The large predators and herbivores that have survived to the present – most under threat of extinction – assure balanced ecosystems, and we lose them at our own peril.

My 2014-2015 “Eye” painting series explored the eyes of the world’s most endangered large animals. The animal soul has a deep ancient connection to the human unconscious. this series brings that prehistoric bond to modern awareness. In My current paintings color, form and line give expression to an unconscious female perspective where inner and outer landscapes merge.