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Animal Spirit

Width, inches: 24

Height, inches: 48

Collage…Hardboard cutout on matboard and burlap.Paint,pen & markers.

Inspired by an image in Joseph Campbell’s ‘The Way of the Animal Powers’ (Volume 1,1988) The original is probably a Shaman’s visionary mask from the Spiro Mound in Leflore County in Oklahoma. Approximately 1200-1600 CE.

To this artist it symbolizes our shared existence with all life forms in the natural world, as we know it. A human as part of the animal spirit.