Illustrations by Caitlin Hackett

Caitlin Hackett makes her crazy and fantastical creature illustrations in Brooklyn, NY.

I create pseudo-mythical, mutated, and anthropomorphic creatures using ballpoint pen and watercolor as my primary mediums, almost exclusively on paper. With my work I attempt to capture the often volatile human-animal relationship. I am faced with the fact that we live in a planet in decline, where nearly every natural ecosystem in the world is withering away. Human kind has created a planet of refugees; animals forced to flee ever farther from the insatiable encroachment of urban development, victims of a war for space which they cannot hope to win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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