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Wild Things
Myles Shelly

Wild Things, Myles Shelly

Wild Things, Myles ShellyWild Things
Myles Shelly


Softcover (folds out into a larger page)
Edition 36, 37 and 38/200
6 pages
150 x 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


This project looks at interpretive nature signage found in Irish parks, wetlands, and nature reserves. Hand-painted by regional wildlife artists the signs show us the animal and plant life living in the surrounding area. The attempt to place an order on nature seems to be hard-wired in the human brain. From the earliest cave paintings to Linnaeus’ ambitious attempts to catalogue all of the world’s species, we have sought to make sense of the apparent chaos of the living world, arranging species into hierarchical groups through the prism of human vision. In seeing and naming the living world, we forge some of our deepest relationships with these elusive, wild things.

About the Artist
Myles Shelly (b. 1983, Waterford) is an artist currently based in Dublin. He studied photography at the Belfast School of Art and fine art at the Limerick School of Art and Design. He shoots personal projects and a diverse range of commissions in portraiture, lifestyle, architecture and video.

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