We recently did another "necropsy day" for some of the roadkill collected on the project. There were two caracals and a genet. We were lucky enough to have Dorothy Breed there to help - she's the Cape Town city wildlife vet. She came to help with one of the caracals which had been hit by … Continue reading More morbid necropsy art
I've been doing oil painting for about a year now and this was the first time I painted just for the sake of it, as all my previous works have been commissions. I took Visual Arts in Matric, but quickly moved away from acrylic to ink and mixed-media works, and only recently discovered painting in … Continue reading Caracal necropsy paintings
One of the first things I did was look up some old illustrations of caracal, justing to get a feeling for how they are viewed by artists and the sort of settings in which they are usually portrayed. Here are some of the images I found. Interestingly the prey items are all birds!