God is in the Details

Gone by Isabella Kirkland, 2004.

Influenced by the exacting reality of the Dutch Still-life, artist Isabella Kirkland studies the plants and animals she depicts in her detailed artwork. In Gone, she shows us species lost to man's expansion through colonization by both hunting and our tendency toward being oblivious to everything but ourselves. 

An exhibition of her work opens February 22, 2014 and runs through May 18, 2014 at the Dayton Art Institute.