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Hannah Ward is a watercolour artist based in New York. Apart from painting, she also draws sculpts.
Using often diseased woodland animals from her local area as subjects, she explores the raw sensations of grief, intimacy, and sacrifice. She aims to convey a world where the grotesque becomes the enticing, where the otherwise morbid becomes the attractive.
Her paintings are equally inspired by dream imagery, childhood memories, and taxidermy practices. Ward wishes for the viewer to draw parallels between her paintings and the human condition, suggest the vulnerability of the body and the ease with which it can be overwhelmed or transformed.