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Drawing Bison

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Art, Bison, Code, Digital Process, Drawing

I read this book a while back. The American Bison as a symbol/metaphor was one of the books main themes. The animal was powerful, abundant, and dumb as a rock. There are some interesting bits about Buffalo Nickels in the book. Buffalo nickels were a part of my childhood. I remember studying the powerful beast on the back of these worn weathered coins.

From the book I learned that the actual animal used for the model lived a sickly caged circus-type existence in New York City. Not exactly the symbol of adventure and wide-open prairies it evoked for me as a kid, but a perfect metaphor for the relationship bison had with North American settlers.

These are the output from a little Flash experiment.

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  • 1 Grandma // Apr 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Glad you like the Buffalo nickel…it is a rare and beautiful thing….just like you!

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