Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Odes to Animals

I've just finished up a short series of five portraits, this time the subject is animals. The portraits are odes to some of my wild friends, including: Brown Bear, Sparrow, White Tailed Deer, Fox and Jack Rabbit. I've surrounded them with some of their own loves as well as some of my own.
My friend was leaving his house the other day to go feed birds in the park. "I love animals!" He smiled. He pointed to his shirt, which was teeming with bears and trees and wildlife. "See?!" He gave me his 10 pound sack of bird seed and said, "You know what you can tell about a person that loves animals?" He paused and I tried to understand the question. "...They love people even more." He gave me a hug and we went our separate ways.

Animals have a soft and mysterious place in my heart. They seem to know something we don't and we've been given the unique responsibility of caring for them and sharing this world with them. These portraits are my small attempt to capture their majesty and mystery.

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I'll be turning one of my five portraits into a beautiful letterpress print. Please vote for your favorite here.

2 comments:

cassie said...

i LOVE the bear and the fox. maybe the bear more than the fox.

hannah said...

I love your work! Let me know if you'd ever like to collaborate with a printmaker. Some of my work can be seen on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/postscriptedlove/

And my website:
http://hannahmarchcampbell.com/v2/artwork.html

Exciting that Scott McCloud endorsed your book!!

-Hannah Campbell