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Monday, June 28, 2010

Art

Normally I'm not a fan of art, but when it reminds me of cutting open an animal and crawling inside to survive a storm in the wild I make an exception. These illustrations by Paul Revie offer a good, if slightly over-whimsical (again:beware the penguins!), reminder of the joyful possibilities of spending time inside a wild animal.





1 comment:

  1. 'Buffalo' is the popular name often used to describe North American Bison; however, this is a misnomer. In fact, Buffalo are distinctly different animals from Bison. Although both Bison and Buffalo belong to the same family, Bovidae, true 'Buffalo' are native only to Africa and Asia.

    Just because this is "art" it is no excuse to use the improper classification of the regal bison, a magnificent and royal beast, held in the highest esteem by Native Americans, who commonly crawled inside them to survive a storm in the wild.

    While still appreciating the artist intent, I am saddened by yet another travesty against what was once the greatest animal on the North American continent and source of life for the culture that flourished here.

    All I ask that the offending picture be burned in a sacrificial offering the the Bison Gods and then we can put this whole ordeal behind us....

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