250 per secons - Kate Louise Powell

250 per Second – Kate Louise Powell

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Artist Notes:

THIS PIECE IS COMPRISED OF THE EYES OF 250 ANIMALS. THESE ANIMALS WERE ALL INDIVIDUALLY PHOTOGRAPHED OUTSIDE SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN THE UK BY VEGAN PHOTOGRAPHER ”SAVING ME”, AND I USED THESE 250 PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCES WITH HER PERMISSION. THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS DRAWN HERE IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS KILLED EVERY SECOND IN THIS COUNTRY FOR THE SAKE OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS (ACCORDING TO VIVA.ORG.UK). APPROXIMATELY 15,000 ANIMALS ARE KILLED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE IN THE UK ALONE.  

IT TOOK ME ROUGHLY 80 HOURS TO DEPICT THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS THAT ARE KILLED NEEDLESSLY EVERY SECOND. IN THE TIME IT TOOK ME TO DRAW THIS PIECE, AROUND 72,000,000 ANIMALS WERE KILLED IN THE UK.