Animal Regulation by Liu Di

Mike Boyle
Dec 4, 2012 1:56AM

I really love this series of photographs -- which I have decided to believe are not digitally manipulated in any way -- depicting animals that have gotten too big for their surroundings, or perhaps surroundings that have gotten too cramped for the animals. It's a little sad that none of the animals are looking at the viewer, although I don't know if that means they're ashamed, irritated, silently contemplative, or just shy.

It is also interesting and enjoyable to think about what exactly the title might mean. Are these animals enforcing a regulation? Or are they being subject to one?

Mike Boyle
Get the Artsy app
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019