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I Was Made For You by CaitlinHackett I Was Made For You :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 649 17 The Sacred Child by CaitlinHackett The Sacred Child :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 260 10 Growth and Decay by CaitlinHackett Growth and Decay :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 287 11 Heavy Hearted by CaitlinHackett Heavy Hearted :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 190 7 Heartache by CaitlinHackett Heartache :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 250 13 skin walker by CaitlinHackett skin walker :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 345 23 Absolem the blue caterpillar by CaitlinHackett Absolem the blue caterpillar :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 459 10 Cheshire Cat by CaitlinHackett Cheshire Cat :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 684 35 Jack of Spades by CaitlinHackett Jack of Spades :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 148 11 Hunt for the Kirin by CaitlinHackett Hunt for the Kirin :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 974 45 the Sacred Mirage by CaitlinHackett the Sacred Mirage :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 431 19 capricorn by CaitlinHackett capricorn :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 492 29 Tamed Heart by CaitlinHackett Tamed Heart :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 227 10 Owl and Crow by CaitlinHackett Owl and Crow :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 436 27 Nocturne by CaitlinHackett Nocturne :iconcaitlinhackett:CaitlinHackett 370 10 All That Remains by CaitlinHackett
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Surma by CanisAlbus Surma :iconcanisalbus:CanisAlbus 1,594 21 Month of waterside by syuka-taupe Month of waterside :iconsyuka-taupe:syuka-taupe 428 8 Romeo and Juliet by imaginism Romeo and Juliet :iconimaginism:imaginism 1,277 48 Sepulcro by kikyz1313 Sepulcro :iconkikyz1313:kikyz1313 760 62 The Pond by Camelid The Pond :iconcamelid:Camelid 1,057 73 Zmaj - Dragon by Boban-Savic-Geto Zmaj - Dragon :iconboban-savic-geto:Boban-Savic-Geto 1,178 80 there are no stars here by Atenebris there are no stars here :iconatenebris:Atenebris 1,018 20 Traveler by FionaHsieh Traveler :iconfionahsieh:FionaHsieh 4,211 93 Mushrooms tale by JuliaNikitina Mushrooms tale :iconjulianikitina:JuliaNikitina 307 9 moth by len-yan moth :iconlen-yan:len-yan 7,956 120 centauri by len-yan centauri :iconlen-yan:len-yan 9,637 224 God of the Lake by gavi-gavi God of the Lake :icongavi-gavi:gavi-gavi 6,252 281 Cold hands by LiigaKlavina Cold hands :iconliigaklavina:LiigaKlavina 5,462 239 The Seelie Queen by LiigaKlavina The Seelie Queen :iconliigaklavina:LiigaKlavina 1,791 81 Monster Kitty II. by LenkaSimeckova Monster Kitty II. :iconlenkasimeckova:LenkaSimeckova 2,200 37 Rue by MichaelShapcott Rue :iconmichaelshapcott:MichaelShapcott 302 13

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I Was Made For You
my conjoined borzoi hound painting, this piece is 12" by 12", painted in watercolor and acrylic paint. Available for sale through Last Rites Gallery in NYC
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Caitlin Hackett
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
My love for animals and nature has shaped my art since I first put pencil to paper, as has my love of mythology. Both tell a story of dramatic, often violent change.
There are gods who transform into beasts, or who were born with the heads of animals, and there are gods who cursed humans to take on animal or plant forms as punishment. Mirroring those ancient myths in often grotesque ways we find in contemporary times that animals are being transformed against their will due to interactions with human pollutants, as well as animal testing, deforestation, the draining of wetlands, and the hunting of endangered species. I am interested in the power of these mutations both for their mythological echoes and their dire environmental implications.

Although I had long intended to go to school for wildlife biology I wound up choosing to study fine art at Pratt Institute, where I graduated from the Fine Art department with my BFA. Although I now live and work in Oakland CA, it is the remote mountains and oceans of my childhood that are echoed in my work, my love for the natural world and fear for its loss. As humanity encroaches ever further upon the remnants of wilderness left in the world I hope to allow some sense of wilderness to encroach back upon those people who view my work.
Interests
hey everyone! If you live around the NYC area or are visiting the NYC area this week I've got a piece going up at My Plastic Heart for their new group show "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone" opening on Sept 5th! It should be a great show, there are a ton of talented artists with work up, including Zoe Williams, Lou Pimentel, Yuri Leonov, Allison Sommers, and many more! My piece "Save the Queen" will be available for sale during the show as well : )

www.myplasticheartnyc.com/

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kaijulord21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
Such unique and thought provoking work, so beautiful I’m gonna add your page to my watch list
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Liliannawaterflower Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your piece. so beautifully creepy.
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GrimmuzA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to have stumbled upon your art, such stunning creations. black heart bullet 
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Likopinina Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018
Your art is incredible :heart: I hope one day I will be able to reach your level of skill
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RF-DarkPAINt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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canadiandragon Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your artwork I had been interested in wildlife biology back when I was in university too, but my first year bio teacher was horribly sexist and just...well, horrible. So I took computer science instead! Do I dare say what year I graduated!  Anyway love your art style, some pieces are both creepy and beautiful at the same time. :)
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TheGeekyBookworm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art!
It's absolutely amazing and beautiful.
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Dream-Fractures Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is lovely! Such an inspiration!
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toedeledoki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Woa, super interesting style :) It's both beautiful and unsettling. Watching!
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LadyWo1f Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student General Artist
I love your work and how it's almost woodcut in a way. Really enjoy your style.
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