February 15, 2020

World peace and the value of all living beings against profit and greed?

Suat Halat, 40

I wanted to give a valuable and an important message to my audience about world peace by using the famous message of Ataturk who was the founder of modern Turkey. My painting also gives a message about animal rights. I painted a giraffe to represent Marius that was a young male giraffe living at Copenhagen Zoo. Despite being healthy he was needlessly killed by zoo authorities as he was not suitable for breeding in the future. It was so sad to see his life was worthless from human perspective. There are other things that I wanted to depict in my painting which I will leave it to the interpretation of the audience.

Peace, 2015Oil painting on board42x49 cm