Artist: Henryette Louise YT
Title: Legacy of Bones (Tulang Warisan)
Medium: Ink on canvas
Size (cm): 140 x 140
Legacy of Bones is inspired by the stories behind Ms Henryette’s window, which overlooks the Bandung Zoo. She has seen how the zoo’s animal habitats are strewn with waste, leading to the suffering, sickness and death of the animals. She has also seen the buying and selling of tiger skins, bones, teeth, and animal organs in the zoo’s carpark, reinforcing mankind’s cruelty towards animals. The painting highlights the irony that human beings, who are supposed to be rational, are in fact greedy and cruel.