Saturday, October 30, 2010

David Kroll...

David Kroll's paintings are calmly arresting. His work is driven by some powerful thoughts that fit into these pages nicely... Enjoy!

"It is not my intention to create an accurate depiction of a particular creature or habitat, but to create an invented, imaginary moment touching upon man's complicated, perplexing relationship with nature. I try to do more, in other words, than compose a visually interesting collection of wild creatures, objects and spaces. I try to create an emotional and intellectual connection - however fleeting - between the viewer and the power of landscape, the interdependent web of life, the idea of nature itself."

(David Kroll)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pushmi-pullyu balance...

This city-slicker NYTimes editorial about a number of recent human deaths by wild animals (including a goat) raises a number of interesting questions (as do the responses). One that comes to mind is: If we anthropomorphize animals to have "cuddly" human qualities, do the "ugly" ones come back at us in tow?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just animals and television...

An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule.

(Directimated by A.F.Schepperd, "The Music Scene" by Blockhead)