Fuzz E. Grant

Disapproving Bunny | Make My Day

11" x 4.5" x 6.3"

Plaster, clay, collage, acrylic

About The Artist

The animals are watching. Growing up in a sea of suburban beige, Fuzz E Grant was always attracted to color, pattern, texture and anything that was darkly humorous. She delights in being a scavenger of the old, and the smallest scrap of paper could be the highlight of her day. Always in love with animals, a pivotal point in Grant’s artistic career was spending time with brown bears in Alaska. The subversion of the power balance, with humans on the bottom, brought home to her the need for a more equitable balance of non-human and human animals. When there is a bear in front of you, he sure has the right of way. Grant realized that this anxiety is what most animals must constantly feel in the ever-expanding human world. Fuzz E Grant’s art is a vehicle to connect humans to the non-human world, while providing joy and humor. Discarding saccharine or cliched imagery of animals, she portrays them as characters, watching over humanity, in silent judgement. While they may appear to be cute, take a closer look and see the truth in their eyes. Working with characters allows Grant to spark a connection between you and the art, at a personal level, and provides comfort and support. She’s often told by people that they “need this work to be in their lives.” Originally from Australia, Fuzz E Grant now lives and works in San Francisco in a mess of paper, found objects and paint.

About The Artwork

As a response to being labelled “cute” both personally and professionally, Fuzz E Grant created the Disapproving Bunnies sculptures to seduce the viewer in “cute” but create a juxtaposition of a creature that is actually quite nefarious and will quietly sit in judgement. The Disapproving Bunnies also reminds humans, by demanding space, that there is another world apart from their own, a world where animals are watching.