About the piece:
Hazel is a Bristol based contemporary painter of wildlife. She tries to capture the sense of quiet beauty in her paintings, allowing the viewer time to pause and reconnect with nature. Known for her irregular shaped panels, she uses the support shapes themselves to convey meaning to the painting’s story. Her art is a response to living and working in an urban environment, and being fascinated with the evolving relationship of space between humans and animals. ‘The Jury’ is a triptych made of three separate circular white panels. From each panel a life-size crow stares out at the viewer. It has been scientifically proven that corvids can reason out cause and effect, with a memory that can be passed down the generations. From countryside to cities crows have lived alongside humans for millennia, watching us from the wings. Inspired by traditional folklore from the Morrigan to the kråkriksdag (crow parliament) Hazel presents nature’s jury on our modern world; their verdict has yet to be given.
At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.