Sam Alex Kay; born and based in Toronto, is a BFA graduate of York University. He is a former short film-maker with three independent festival awards. The star of his first film was a wild raccoon. The project turned out well enough that Kay has since felt it was a calling to work with Raccoons as an art subject. Kay's art has been on display at the Chord and Canvas, Artusiasm, and Slanted Door Galleries.
The Raccoon intrigues me because of its anthropomorphic nature, as well as how closely its body language and versatility of movement compares with humans. Since they are at home in the human world, I find humour in the making them indulge in human behaviour.