Name: Laine Bachman
Statement: Columbus Zoo is a very special commissioned work that was painted by Laine Bachman specifically for the Columbus Convention Center. The piece is inspired by one of Columbus greatest treasures, the Columbus Zoo. In the vast, colorful scene, all of the animals from the Columbus Zoo's iconic exhibits roam together. These works expose unique environments in which I explore and pay homage to various forms of life I find fascinating and mysterious in nature. I use vast landscapes to showcase these life forms, showing the spaces between and the surfaces above and below. The worlds I create are hidden and untouched by man, and give the viewer a glimpse into the secret lives of their peculiar inhabitants. There are many niches with animals hiding within the work that might not be noticed at first glance. Whether it's a desert, forest, or coral reef I include a variety of plants and animals that could reside in those realms. Through the process of creating these intricate realms, I've become more instinctive and intuitive in the way I approach my paintings, almost as if this new body of work is my "Second Nature."
2nd Floor A pod elevator
400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Acrylic on canvas
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