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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Working Proof: Lauren Gentry - The Bear Trap

We discovered Lauren Gentry through our Follow the Leader project. I loved the pen and ink illustrations she submitted to us, and so we asked her if she would be interested in making a print for The Working Proof. Fast forward to today - we've just released The Bear Trap - a two color screenprint on 160 gsm, nutmeg, acid-free paper.

The print began as a simple sketch of a treehouse. As Lauren added more detail, the drawing took on a narrative of its own. It is the dark depiction of a hunter using fresh bait as a means of catching bears for their meat and fur. Lauren chose to pair her print with Farm Sanctuary, because The Bear Trap suggests a theme of animal cruelty and taunting, which is what Farm Sanctuary is working to change.

Lauren is an illustration student currently studying at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland. Buy the print here, and read our interview with Lauren here.

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