Artist: Carley Cornelissen
Title: 'Team Panda'
Size: 76 diameter x 3 depth cm (29.92 diameter x 1.18d inches)
Media: Acrylic and Transfer on Canvas.
'Team Panda' is a new artwork by Carley Cornelissen, an emerging Australian artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Her work is beautiful, colourful and full of energy. Her strong feelings towards the way humans treat animals inspire her to highlight the influence of human population and greed on the environment. Each piece she creates holds a special meaning, hidden in the flowers, the insects, birds or animals. Carley’s pieces contain references to endangered fauna, extinct animals and wildlife at risk.
In relation to this series Carley has said: "The panda is a recurring theme in my practice, the iconic symbol for endangered species is a personal favourite of mine but I also am interested in the idea that appealing animals such as the panda will possibly be able to survive extinction due to support from humans, where something less appealing but possibly more important to the ecosystem could be overlooked."
Carley likes to use her work to get people to think about how their actions affect the environment. Carley uses patterns and bold colours to provide a glimmer of hope and to help people realise that we as individuals can make a difference. She also uses transfers as she feels the image represents the fragility of the situation, it shows how endangered species are here but also almost gone.
Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, you can email us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.