Friday, November 26, 2010

Caitlin Hackett

Caitlin Hackett is an artist in Brooklyn, NY who draws and paints mythical new creatures. Using  a ballpoint pen and watercolor, Hackett completely transforms an everyday animal into an intriguing mutiny. With sociological moral in mind, she creates some of the purest and intricate and large scale pieces of work. Here is a small excerpt written by Hackett which I found on her website, in the "About" section.
"In my work I am exploring the relationship between humans and animals; the idea of the human denial of our animal nature and of humans as the dominant species, as well as the mutation of the animal created by the human interpretation of the animal...I invent creatures, anthropomorphic, mutated, or pseudo mythical in imagery, using my imaginary world and bringing it into the physical world in an attempt to create a language that speaks about the human animal relationship and the natural and unnatural elements of it."

Her website is definitely one to check in on; with her early work, large scale work, small works, illustrations, and artwork in progress up for display. 


  1. Wow her stuff is gorgeous. I love art that uses mostly line work and relies on the artists imagination.