Productive morning! Moved the sheep to a new paddock, finished my ridiculously amateur stonescapping in front of a perennial garden (in the works, obviously), and sent a woodchuck to that big garden in the sky (along with a pepper plant that ate some birdshot). 🙏 All before 9:15. .
I’m writing my own Holy Text! It’s called THE HOLY NAPKIN. See previous post. In my Holy Napkin, there will be old and New Testament where laws contradict each other. There will be threats of hell and doom if you do not obey. My Napkin Religion is the one true way to Heaven. Anyone that does not believe will burn in Hell.✌️
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Often, artists use #animals as neutral vessels to fill with human meaning or human characteristics. Animals are reduced or flattened to two-dimensional symbols to convey a singular emotion to which the human viewer can identify without the distraction of a “real” personality. In doing so, animals are objectified. Not unlike #fables that use animals to teach human morals, the animal is approached in most of #art as a malleable tool, much like a pigment, and the tool can be used to distill any singular characteristic (in this case, anguish). This is #ArtCarnism . The assumption is that animals are devoid of complex emotion, inner lives, social lives or individuality that might make them worthy of a biographic portrait, and are ultimately meaningless without being useful to humans. In Anguish by #AugustSchenck (1878), the #artist is not truly concerned with the #anguish a ewe might experience at the loss of her #lamb . Instead, the ewe is a symbol exploited to flatter the human ego. Question for you: How can artists better represent animals?
Detail from Anguish by August Schenck (1878) #lehighvalleyanimalsave#thesavemovement#anonymousforthevoiceless#vegan#veganism#veganactivist#sheep#lamb#motherhood#babies#compassion#jesus#truth