Portland-based illustrator Zoe Keller drew us into the world of her art that’s adored by thousands of people. In Scale & Bone, Keller illustrates various snakes that sometimes look terrifying. Each of her illustrations has the elements of life and death, representing the cyclical processes that happen in nature.
The artist has always been fascinated by snakes “because they elicit such a strong response in so many people,” as she told This is Colossal. Her art is her way to send the message about the destruction of ecosystems and the biodiversity we’re losing. “Through the use of visual narratives that are interjected with surreal and magical elements, I hope to allow the species in my drawings to speak with urgency to the forces causing their decline in this time of human-driven mass extinction,” Keller says.
Her work is currently on display at Antler Gallery in Portland and you available as a virtual tour so you can see it from anywhere in the world. Join 115k other people who follow Keller on Instagram to get updates about her work and enjoy her unique art.