URBAN FAUNA

 A limited edition print series, featuring street art works created by James Straffon, placed within the urban environment.

Each animal is currently endangered.


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giraffe

A Giraffe at the Drinking Fountain.

Limited edition of 25. Signed.
Hahnemühle German Etching pigment print.
42 x 29cm.
[includes presentation folder and postage]
£150


red panda

A Red Panda up the Drain Pipe.

Limited edition of 25. Signed.
Hahnemühle German Etching pigment print.
42 x 29cm.
[includes presentation folder and postage]
£150


Tiger


A Tiger in the Tree House.

Limited edition of 25. Signed.
Hahnemühle German Etching pigment print.
42 x 29cm.
[includes presentation folder and postage]
£150


rhinoceros

A Rhino in the Herb Garden.

Limited edition of 25. Signed.
Hahnemühle German Etching pigment print.
42 x 29cm.
[includes presentation folder and postage]
£150


leopard

A Leopard guards the Landlord.

Limited edition of 25. Signed.
Hahnemühle German Etching pigment print.
42 x 29cm.
[includes presentation folder and postage]
£150


tree frog

A Tree Frog by the Snakes and Ladders.

Limited edition of 25. Signed.
Hahnemühle German Etching pigment print.
42 x 29cm.
[includes presentation folder and postage]
£150




All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

A Rhino in The Herb Garden

On 4th June 2018 the enlightened pupils at North Harringay Primary School, London returned from a half-term break to discover a Rhino in the herb garden. Further exploration of the outside zones of the school uncovered a climbing Red Panda, a majestic Tiger, an enquiring Red-eyed Tree Frog, a glorious Giraffe, bending to take a drink from one of the playground’s child-proportioned water fountains, and a mature Rhino, casually chewing on a clump of fresh Oregano shoots. A mini-menagerie had magically appeared in their absence.

The five animals in this collection were chosen to introduce the children to the diversity of the animal kingdom, and more critically bring focus to the plight of those species in danger of extinction, along with the rapidly disappearing flora on which they depend. The Sixth Mass Extinction is now a recognised phenomena - this a disconcerting and destructive component of a new epoch known as the Anthropocene age - in which human activity on our planet has become the dominant influence on climate and the environment; polluting the oceans and altering the atmosphere.

This influence has set a new and different trajectory for the Earth system. As the children grow up, and in time produce families of their own, will animals painted on walls be how we remember the creatures which once existed? Will the faded paint-marks of a rhino in the herb garden suggest a visual metaphor for how human caretakers failed to co-exist?

This series of artworks were created with the generous help of the North Harringay Primary PSA, along with the assistance of staff members.

A Rhino in the Herb Garden is partly created in the memory of Sudan - the last male Northern White Rhino of his species - who passed away in March 2018.

Project limited edition prints available on request.

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A endangered species street artwork placed in a London school by artists James Straffon

A street artwork of Sudan the last Northern White Rhino painted in a London school by artist James Straffon

A street artwork of Sudan the last Northern White Rhino painted in a London school by artist James Straffon

A street artwork of Sudan the last Northern White Rhino painted in a London school by artist James Straffon





All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.

A Rhino in The Herb Garden - The Movie


A Rhino in The Herb Garden
Running time: 6:18

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.