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Jewish artist gets back to nature with stunning paintings of endangered animals

Jason Rose's works will go in display at the Valentines Mansion Gallery in Ilford and they are all made entirely from earth, sand and compost.

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Artist Jason Rose has been getting back to nature with his paintings of endangered animals – and they are all made entirely from earth, sand and compost.

His stunning works are set to go on display at the Valentines Mansion Gallery in Ilford, from next Monday.

The Jewish artist, who lives, paints and teaches in Redbridge, has painstakingly spent more than a year creating the pieces, which highlight animals that have become endangered owing to hunting, deforestation, pollution and climate change, and has drawn inspiration from the Liguria forests in Italy, as well as the more local Epping Forest.

Jason with his work

  “As a species, we seem to measure ourselves and human evolution primarily by our technological development,” says Rose.   

“But our spiritual, ethical and psychological development is just as important. Unfortunately, these are not given the same attention and resources, which is why the world is out of balance.”

 

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