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Amy Ruppel: Art at Division July 2011

RETRIBUTION: An Opus of Animal Vengeance

These critters we share Earth with have finally thrown up their wings, paws and flippers and declared “Enough is Enough!” This is a collection of work depicting creatures caught in the act of animal vengeance against mankind’s destruction, be it innocent or not, of the natural world. They are taking back nature in full force, via winsomely dark and farcical methods.

Amy Ruppel is an artist and illustrator, born and raised in the Kettle Moraine woods of Wisconsin near the Mammoth Ice Age Center. She grew up drawing plants and comics, digging up fossils and telling jokes to her deer and raccoon pals that wandered into her woodland forts. Her love for nature and science (and especially birds) led her to an art and illustration career, and to the Pacific Northwest. She has since worked with Target, Converse, HP, Whole Foods, Burton Snowboards, Friends of Trees and many other fun companies, and has showcased her artwork around the globe. Amy is a member of the We-Are-Familia art collective in Brooklyn, NY, where she has discovered that people really enjoy portraiture paintings of pigeons.

Reception Wednesday, July 27th 2011 4pm-6pm

4525 SE Division Street
Portland, Oregon