Reptiles of the Goldfields 2018
"I have been a zookeeper for fifteen years. I am naturally drawn to animals and am literally drawing them now, with the aim of showing the beauty of all species across different taxa. This piece was inspired by my recent trip with the Department of Parks and Wildlife as a volunteer for a biodiversity survey, as well as the commitments and sacrifices of members of Goldfields Native Animal Care towards the care of rescued native wildlife.”
Joe Ong has been a zookeeper for fifteen years and it has been a process of natural selection to choose animals as his drawing subjects. Joe aims to highlight the beauty of all species of animals across different taxa. Joe also wants to bring forth the message of conservation through his artwork, and not to simply capture how each animal would appear in a photograph. Joe enjoys working with bigger pieces as it allows him to create the montages more effectively.
19-21 Wilson St, Kalgoorlie