Looking Out From Within: Fox, Narwhal, Buffalo and Bird
The Bell Jar Series
by Anne Faith Nicholls
Acrylic on Canvas with Gold Enamel, 60” 48”
The Bell Jar Series features naked girls encased in bell jars, seemingly “collected” as object d’arte, each adorning a head or mask of an endangered animal. This can be interpreted as a commentary on collection, the endangerment of species, and what that means to us humans, as a species ourselves. Looking Out From Within refers to looking inward and examining one’s self and our relationships to our environments. It also can be interpreted as a narrative of a private life lived under the public microscope.