Art is a powerful thing. It is a way to tell stories without words and interpretation is always welcome. It takes time to create, much like change.
Kristopher Rosa invites this type of thinking into his work. From a very young age Rosa developed an interest in animals while trying to develop his artistic style, “When I was about five years old living in California, my cousin Cole and I would always draw sharks and sea creatures. He got me into art. In 2009, I decided to go to college for art and graphic design, I took figure drawing and painting classes for two semesters. That kind of got me in the groove.”
Rosa has transformed both of these passions into a platform to create a message of preservation.
“In recent years I’ve been hearing about animal abuse. Animals near extinction, global warming, everything that is effecting the bees, frogs, everything! My personal belief is that animals aren’t just animals. They are creatures of the same earth.”
Using both images of strength, majesty, and mindfulness Rosa hopes to become involved with organizations that can donate and raise awareness for broader audiences.
Don’t forget to check out our Rosa favorites in our gallery!