Project holocene endangered animal drawings opens at NTSEC, the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Taipei, Taiwan
Artist Russ Ronat does live drawing in the museum lobby to bring attention to endangered cats in Taiwan.
Ronat will be creating a drawings of leopard cat and a clouded leopard as a live drawing display to raise awareness for these animals in Taiwan.
The leopard cat is on the edge of extinction in Taiwan. As a result of habitat loss, there are less than 500 cats remaining on the island.
The Formosa clouded leopard is endemic to Taiwan but is considered extinct on the island. Global Wildlife Conservation, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas is working with other groups on breeding and training clouded leopards with the aim of reintroducing the leopards into the wild in Taiwan.
"It is my hope that my drawings can remind the viewer of the beauty and fragility of each of these animals.
"It is the goal of the project to play a part in inspiring the change that is needed to ensure conservation,"
Drawings of Taiwanese endangered animals like the black-faced spoonbill, the Eurasian otter and the Formosan black bear will all be included works in the show display.
Project Holocene is a series of 60 large mixed media drawings of endangered animals and a photography collaboration. The photography show these drawings projected and then photographed on different buildings and architecture around the world. Project holocene is also currently on display at the Phoenix Zoo, in Phoenix Arizona and the Anthony Horth Gallery in Soho, NYC. Russ Ronat is an artist originally from Johannesburg, South Africa that lives and works in NYC. He has been a resident artist at galleries in Los Angeles and Miami and is the creator of Project Holocene.
To learn more about Project Holocene please visit projectholocene.com
For information on NTSEC please visit https://en.ntsec.gov.tw/
Please visit Global Wildlife Conservation at globalwildlife.org
Info on Project Holocene at The Phoenix zoo can be found at https://www.phoenixzoo.org/
The Anthony Horth Gallery website is at anthonyhorth.com