BURY Art Museum has been gifted a new piece for its collection by an international artist, whose work can be seen in the Tate Modern and Walker Art Centre.

The artwork, entitled La Pensée Ferale, was gifted by Catalan artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, who is now based in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.

La Pensée Ferale consists of seven framed prints taken in the Mata Atlántica Rainforest in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse yet endangered areas on earth.

The artwork focuses the perception of nature and animals by people and raises questions about our attitude toward the environment. This reinforces that nature is not without perception or feeling.

Each of the seven photographs features the eye of an Indian pariah dog from Bangladesh embedded on the tree trunk of a Pau Reu, a native tree of the Mata Atlántica. They are accompanied with text by Brazilian Philosopher Juliana Fausto.

Steegmann Mangrané’s work often references his research into life ecosystems that undermine the boundaries between culture and nature.

In addition, the gift has inspired a future group exhibition at the museum, called For Man is Coming Here, taking place in 2023.

La Pensée Ferale will sit at the heart of the exhibition which tackles themes of nature and climate change.

The gift was made possible with the support of the Sfumato Foundation and Art Fund, along with Liverpool Biennial.

Bury Art Museum and Liverpool Biennial have worked together for the last six years with Bury a part of the Biennial’s touring programmes in 2016 and 2018.

In a statement, Bury Art Museum said: “The gift strengthens both Bury Art Museum and Liverpool Biennial’s existing working relationship and the museum’s Permanent Collection.

"These thought-provoking and contemporary photographic artworks will be shared with the museum’s visitors for years to come.”

Steegmann Mangrané’s outdoor installation of the same name, which was presented in the 2021 edition of Liverpool Biennial, can also be seen on permanent display at Crown Street Park in Liverpool.