Now that the shows over I can finally admit my vote. For 2013, my Oscar ballot for best picture went to Animal Odd Couples, a nature documentary that explores animal habits and relationships. In painting the series les animaux mythical, I strove to channel the nearly meta-physical notions expressed in the film.
The paintings are depictions of animals as characters within the myths of their own cultures. A tribute to the storytelling that could go on beyond the human experience. These animals live within the worlds of their animal cultures.