Thursday, 28 June 2012

#269 Remarque: "Swine Song"

The associations people have made with the word "pig" are not glamorous and there are many negative connotations attached to the word.  Throughout the centuries, the pig has been defamed, insulted and condemned as morally and physically unworthy and stupid. However, pigs rank fourth in animal intelligence behind chimps, dolphins and elephants.

At right, Trish stands next to Swine Song at a recent Prix de West exhibition. Collectors love the pig image, and over the years it has been one of my best selling subjects.  

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals ...
They are brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, 
caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, 
fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.
                                                                                               - Henry Beston

Swine Song
40"H 40"W 26"D

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