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Animal as Metaphor

Monday, April 1st, 1985

Artists look at animals: the romantic fantasy animal, the prim­i­tive art animal, the hidden drives animal, the whim­sical animal, the elemental animal, and other myth­ical beasts. As Walt Whitman wrote,
“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self contain’d,
I stand and look at them long and long.”

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