“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons“
Alice Walker

Jennifer Franzke is an artist, architect and an associate scientist at the Natural History Museum Vienna. Her large scale watercolours take on 'the theme of an encroaching nature that has at once a celebratory and an apocalyptic feel to it. Jennifer‘s animals are beings out of place, not just in contact with civilization but in possession of it. They are symbolic of species adaptation and co-dependent survival, not a celebration of nature in the abstract or transcendental, but of its concrete, immanent presence.’ (Prof. Dr. Peter Sahlins)