Collection: Kristopher Orr - Animalia: The Virtues of Beasts

Life presents us constantly with complex choices. We can choose to behave in ways that are thoughtful of the impact of one’s behavior, or we can release ourselves to urges of the moment. Often we’re a wild blend of both! More succinctly put: are we more human or more beast? The beasts I have meditated on over this body of work I am calling Animalia, have brought to my mind many virtues embodied by these creatures I’ve had to privilege of personally interacting with. Most of these, I’ve observed from a safe distance. Others have been much more intimate. The paintings are a celebration of the good, and an invitation to live more mindful to embody the virtues exhibited in these Rocky Mountain Beasts.