Birth and death are integral parts of life on Earth, and even though many animal lovers don't want to admit or accept it animals are born killers and raised for survival by Mother Nature.
Artists who choose to focus on natural themes generally try to keep their works lighthearted and full of positivity, thinking that's what their fellow animal lovers would want, but that's not always true.
As a lifelong adorer of animals I prefer the morbid realism running rampant through the "The American Wilderness" series of paintings of Lauren Marx, representing the balance of life and death in nature better than sappy critter art ever could.
Lauren's works are a perfect blend of grotesque and beautiful, dark death motifs coupled with the bright and vibrant colors of new life as the circle continues ad infinitum.
-Via Dangerous Minds