Laxmi Wadher

lives in Woking, Surrey, and obtained her BA Undergraduate Degree in Art History from University of Roehampton, London in 2011. Currently, Laxmi is a second-year part-time student taking her Masters in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a particular passion for Modern and Contemporary Art, and her areas of interests includs: aesthetics, psychology, and the analysis of aural and visual elements as well as the surfacing of emotions and feelings, especially in relation to the deconstruction of advertisements and music. In addition to this, through her growing interest for the field of Human-Animal Studies Laxmi has developed a particular interest for this field of study, especially aural and visual representations of non-humans, communication, entomological displays, ethics, expressivity, language, mimicry, preservation of specimens, speech, and the emergence of the non-human voice.

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Contributed by Laxmi Wadher

Arthur, the Siberian Brown Bear, Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey, early 20th century