The Animal Fair
Original Mixed Media Artwork by Patrick Haemmerlein
Measures 15.75 x 8 x .75 inches
A native of Kinderhook, NY, Patrick Haemmerlein is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. After receiving his BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000, Patrick settled down in LA. Here he began to obsessively photograph the city and its components. This gradually moved into a new art form as he started to combine & create with the images he was shooting. Reflecting on the issues of the day, Patrick explores themes of Nature Vs. Industry and how they can coexist or clash. The images are all designed from photographs that Patrick has taken. The buildings and cityscapes are from Los Angeles while the animals are taken on trips outside the city in Southern California. He still incorporates farm life and animal photos from his hometown in Kinderhook as well. He hand-paints his pieces and incorporates vintage ephemera, especially music sheets that fit the tone of the artwork. They are not only a juxtaposition of nature and industry, but a combination of imagery from his two homes - one rural and one urban.
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