Cat skull screenprint on light green-grey paper by Chicago artist Anna Hasseltine.
16 inches x 12 inches.
Anna Hasseltine is a Chicago-based artist and printmaker. Originally from Boston, she graduated in 2015 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a BFA in Printmaking. Anna has recently built and outfitted her new printmaking studio, located in McKinley Park. When she is not working on new woodcuts, screenprints, and ceramics, she is across the hall, printing with her friends at Hoofprint, another Chicago printmaking studio. Anna is fascinated by wildlife and animal behavior, and finds herself searching the depths of flora and fauna to help resolve life’s unanswered questions.
Her prints draw inspiration from literary works such as Shakespearian tragedies to Aesop’s Fables. Anna has a particular interest in innate animal behavior and how animal instinct manifests itself in our human conduct and interactions. The animals in her work become metaphors for our daily life on a personal, national, and global level. Power struggles, aggression, predator-prey relationships, and the battle for survival are common themes and concepts explored in her work.