This is the first post in a while I’ve gotten to actually sit down and put together; work and other circumstances have kept me very busy and/or depressed so I’ve been having a hard time keeping up and motivated to post anything personal. I have many thoughts, but none seem to make it onto the page and instead stay swirling inside my head.
So to get the ball rolling, I thought I could share some of the artistic squirrel renderings I’ve come across this morning. Squirrel Art is a pretty broad category: I suppose one could assume we’re talking about art CREATED by squirrels, but that would be more abstract than I’d like to detail here (maybe a neatly stacked bunch of empty seed shells?) No, what I’ve got here is art created with a squirrel (or squirrels) as the SUBJECT! So, here we go!
Our first piece is a great rendition of a red squirrel in broad, sweeping brush strokes. There is an elegant beauty in the minimalist simplicity of the elegant brush strokes, so when you step back and take a long look this piece screams out, “Squirrel!”
This is the kind of painting that makes me happy to be a squirrel. Just look at all the different kinds of squirrels just chillin’ together – nobody is fighting, they are just hanging out in the forest. I suppose this is more photo-realistic art, though that’s not what it would have been called in the 1800’s. I’m not really an art student, but I know what I like! Squirrels!
Our third squirrel reminds me of old ray-tracing video graphics: think TRON . . . not that I saw that, but it’s as close as a comparison as I could come up with. Basically, you’ve got these bold, bright coloured lines that unify to make an image: in this case, a squirrel!
For more abstract squirrel shapes, go check out The Animalarium: Squirrel Safari! That’s where I got a couple of my artsy squirrels.
Ok, that’s just about it. Oh, wait, there’s a last minute entry! Squirrels in historical pieces of art!
Brazenly borrowed from Squirrels of Wisdom: The Great Squirrel Art Masterpieces, I think this piece speaks for itself. Who wouldn’t be happy holding a soft, fuzzy squirrel?
P. Squirrel out!