Dana Harel

Dana Harel explores the kinship between the human body and the natural world in large, life-sized drawings. Using her training as an architect, Harel uses thousands of pencil marks to produce scientifically precise likenesses of humans interacting with animals. The forms entwine so closely that they are indistinguishable from one another, forming hybrid beings that reflect the duality between the socialization of animals and the animal instinct that exists within all humans. Her Latinate titles reflect the scientific nature of her inspiration, as in Circus Ranivorus (2009), whose subject is at once a pair of hands and eagle wings.

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