The Bicentennial Man - Inspired by the Isaac Asimov short story of the same name. A fantastic story about the nature of humanity and free will.
One morning I went out early for a walk. It was a cool and foggy dawn breaking into a sunny September day. I began my regular route and had not yet walked for more than 3 minutes before I was silently surprised by the sight of a young whitetail buck. He was casually grazing on the grass of my neighbor’s front yard. I stopped abruptly and stood staring and gawking in amazement. He raised his head with equal alertness and stared back. For a spec of time we stood and stared quietly in the fog. I was locked into looking but my senses called upon my mind to keep walking. Just as suddenly as I’d seen the deer a primal feeling of fear swept over me. It was very early in the morning. I saw no other people or cars on the street. I was by myself. And so I moved on. The young adult deer went back to his breakfast.
This was not the first time I had seen deer. I live in a suburban wooded area where they are commonplace. But that morning in September was the only time I was alone and on the same level as the deer. It was mating season and he easily could have charged and killed me. I had to fully respect the deer’s presence. In that moment I had to recognize his right to exist as a living being, not as nature sideshow or a garden nuisance.
I present to you my inspiration for this month: The Whitetail Suburban Deer. They eat our gardens and trash. They jump out in front of our cars.
They have also learned to live with us. Enjoy more artwork here!
Finally! I have my new blog set up in its new location. All new entries to my blog will be posted here from now on. If you haven't checked out the rest of my site yet please do. Tricksters & Travelers in the Gallery section is where most of the new work is. Enjoy! Look forward to more posts in the future. Happy New Year!
In the coming weeks I will post my spring and summer happenings. Spring has always been my favorite season. Summer will have a lot of festivals and a lot of new artwork to talk about. I'm on my way.
|Black Working Man 1 (2011)|
|[ Passion (2010) by Lynne Margeaux ]|