an illustrated opinion - no real fur

A few months ago I was approached by Fauxmood, a fashion group out of NYC that believes in cruelty-free style. They were starting a collaboration with artists and invited me to offer my opinion up in visual form about the role of real fur in the fashion industry. I said yes, and then went about exploring my feelings on the subject. I don't often get the opportunity to offer up my opinions when it comes to my work. Usually I'm just asked to illustrate a particular story written by someone else, and I get to make their ideas visual. So this was a rare occasion. What did *I* think?

As I was exploring, I kept coming back to the idea that an animal is a sentient being, worthy of life and breath, just like every human being on earth. They feel pain just like a human. They value their lives just like a human. So what if the tables were turned? What if it was a fox as the fashion model icon, and she was wearing a dead woman around her neck? Hmm... that flipped relationship stopped me in my tracks. And I went for it.

Below are the results. Find out more about Fauxmood's project, and see other artists' opinion pieces here on their website.

penelope dullaghan : foxy illustration - no fur

penelope dullaghan : foxy illustration - no fur