Saturday, November 03, 2007

Lion Country Safari!!

This piece was inspired by your underlying piece, my trip to lion country safari in Florida, and by an installation piece I saw in high school. Your piece captured a very child-like simplicity, which was the feeling that I had traveling through lion country safari. Melanie and I both had the child-like wonderment in exploring the interactive zoo--it was awesome. The zoo also reminded me of an installation piece Ben Butler did when I was in high school. He had gone on a safari the summer before, and he did a beautiful installation piece in the main gallery at South based on his trip. I wish I had pictures. He had beautiful paintings of all of the various animals on miscellaneous objects like blinds and an abandoned car.

Any way, let me know what you think. I think I like this one the best out of our collaborations.


  1. I love the twist in the birds neck - I almost didn't send this one because I thought the imagery was too obvious, like drawing as a kid: the sun in the corner, the house and tree... I think I was just experimenting with some of the colors and what emerged for me was the sense of an outdoor field landscape. I think you did a great job working with it.

  2. I'm soooo glad you sent the's great and I think the collab (sp!) is really strong.

    The ostrich was actually kind of attacking our car. This drawing is from a photo Melanie took of the ostrich looking into our window.

  3. that's too funny - ostriches are not very nice, are they?

    I'll look around here, but I think I might have another start that I didn't like so I didn't send it...


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