Lucia Heffernan Imaginatively Expresses the Secrets within Animal Minds

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 10, 2016
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Lucia Heffernan explains her desire to reveal what goes on within animal minds by saying "My body of work is an expression and exploration of my fascination with animals, through my paintings, I seek to give animals a voice and a personality."

This concept is carried in each piece that the painter produces, as she depicts animals with human tendencies in more ways than one -- be it their demeanor, their susceptibility to vanity and jealousy or even their obsession with popular culture. It's through this that Lucia Heffernan opens up the animal minds to her viewers -- replacing human subjects with expressive furry mice, cats, sheep and more.

Examples of her work includes a cat laying with its hip jutted out on a luxurious bed with a brassiere next to it and a rabbit dressed as Darth Vader who is holding a glowing carrot as its weapon.