‘Before Religion’ is a Limited Edition full bleed Giclee with Handfinished Satin varnish by¬†contemporary artist Louise McNaught.

This intricate piece depicts the Rhino, most species of which are now endangered and some even extinct. They have existed for over 45 millions years, so they were here before Man, and therefore before Man’s invention of ‘Religion’. It is in part due to some cultural or religious beliefs that they are dying out as their horn is thought to have medicinal properties, though it is also used as a status symbol. The rhino in this piece is slowly disappearing into the darkness, in upward drips into the ether, hinting at its divine status and also its dwindling numbers.

Each print in this edition is hand signed and numbered by the artist from an edition of just 20.

2017

Limited Edition

100x100cm