Animals in Art - Levi Fisher Ames

Nothing is more beautiful than to know all.

Athanasius Kircher

Wood carver Levi Fisher Ames (1840-1923) was originally a carpenter when he began working on his menagerie of small wooden animal figures, some of which were based on real animals, some were purely imaginary. Ames created a very personal cabinet of curiosities: several hundred fabulous creatures housed in glassfronted shadowboxes, completed with hand written labels.


Circles - Mandalas - Radial Symmetry X

The ideas need not be complex. Most ideas that are successful
are ludicrously simple. Successful ideas generally have the
appearance of simplicity because they seem inevitable.

Sol LeWitt

John Latham, Full Stop, 1961, Acrylic on canvas


Animals in Art - Jane Edden - Ornithomorph

Jupiter announced that he intended to appoint a king over the birds and named a day on which they were to appear before his throne, when he would select the most beautiful of them all to be their ruler...

Jane Edden - Bird feathers and resin in perspex case
32 Glenny & Henderson HSF.2 Gadfly 2012

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