The poster is a work about human supremacy and how our perceived superiority to and separation from the natural world is tied into our global degradation and destruction. For the artist, this dynamic manifests in both religion and science. Jennings drew it based on old renderings of Aristotle’s Scala Naturae (Great Chain of Being).
Packard Jennings is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses appropriation, humor, and interventionist tactics to explore the dynamics of public spaces and to address political and corporate transgressions against public interests. Over the past 25 years, he has built a practice that employs interventionism, conceptual work, performance, collaboration, and social practice to engage the public and semi-public spheres. He strongly believes in sharing tools and skills with others to affect positive social change. He has created websites and projects for protest and creative dissent that encourages anyone to share step-by-step instructions for dissenting art actions and protest tactics.