swimming, running and jumping
Intercoastal Canal, Louisiana
In our self-constructed world, often devoid of true interactions with nature, there is something magical about a moment of engaging with the pure wildness of animals. They are natural forces, things we once sought shelter from, but that now, by and large, must seek shelter from us.
More Mary Frey. Squirrels.
World’s Fair Dinosaurs at the Roebuck, AL Shopping City in 1967. I like the mother shielding the frightened child…the wonder and terror of childhood in the days before cable television.
Pascal Bernier, Accident de Chasse (Hunting Accident), 1998.
From the exhibition, Ravishing Beasts, at the Museum of Vancouver.
Several years ago, Mary Frey was captured by the sad beauty of old, perhaps neglected taxidermy at the Springfield Science Museum. In turn she captures that emotion on film with an ambrotype process that mimic the gentle fragility of the creatures themselves.
New exhibition “It is Right to Draw Their Fur” by Dave Eggers and “Arboretum” by David Byrne.
Electric Works Gallery, SF. July 16-August 14.
From the Edna Lawrence Nature Center as RISD.
A winged juvenile cotton tail rabbit. I don’t know if I am smitten or horrified.