Road-Killed Animals

Jean Jamieson Hanes’ diverse background includes fine arts (painting and drawing) and veterinary studies. Moved by an interest in human/non-human animal relationships, animal ethics and the environment around her, Jean joined our team as a Masters student in Environmental Studies at Queen’s University focused on road-killed animals.

Jean explored the emotional geographies present in shared human-animal spaces, and how human and non-human animals move through these spaces together in often jarring and fatal ways. By reading, journalling and art-making, Jean explored how emotions tie into our relationships with road-killed animals. She produced a collection of abstract environmental art to express her personal journey, and the journey of animals themselves. Jean presented a poster at the School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University exploring her emotional geographies of roadkill through abstract environmental art.