A series of work employing hybrid human/animal figures of folklore or mythology that embody instinct with consciousness, Poetic Portraits explores the relationship of our kinship with the animal world. The soul nature of animals links us to the embodiment awareness of ourselves and honors the role animals play in shaping the tenets of the human experience.
What bitter sorrow courses down Yon mourner's faded cheek? Those scalding drops betray a grief Within, too full to speak. Outspoken words cannot express The pangs, the pains of years; They're ne'er so deep or eloquent As are those silent tears -Henry Kendall, Australian poet 1839-1882
She does not shy away from the moon for both of these beings are beautiful. -Atticus Li
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may cut me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise. -Maya Angelou, Still I rise, 1978
Ah, the moon's too bright The chain's too tight The beast won't go to sleep I've been running through these promises to you That I made and I could not keep. -Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man, 1988
As you go the way of life You will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think. -Joseph Campbell, 1904-1987