Hare ii, one of an ongoing series of animal drawings, examines the fragile relationship between the human race and other animal species, as well as exploring the endangered and vulnerable through the animal gaze. The animals Strampp chooses to draw carry a sense of strength and vulnerability; they are the wild, the hunted, and the endangered or marginalised. The drawings shift the position of the observer from the seer to that of the seen, and the animals gaze reminds us of our imposition on their world.
Adriane Strampp completed a BA in Fine Art at Prahran College (1983), an MFA at Monash University (2010), has had over 30 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows and prizes throughout Australia. Strampp is represented by King Street Gallery in Sydney.