Showing for sale at Kalahari Fine Arts & Crafts Show in the Pocono Mountains, Nov 27-28, 2021
"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys."
- Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Animal Spirit is a 36" x 48" oil painting I did after spending 6 months living in an Airstream in the Pocono Mountains. The minute I had the space to paint large canvases again, Animal Spirit is what emerged. To me, it encompasses an inward-looking, meditative state, at one / incorporated with the animal world round us. As I was finishing it up it occurred to me that my mother did a drawing of me when I was 8 years old that has similarities.