Giving the Beast a Voice: Man and Beast, a Film by Daniel Ariola

What can animals teach us about ourselves and the world around us? Perhaps humans are not as superior as we would like to be. Beasts do not speak our language, nor do they build civilizations we recognize, so we usually consider them lesser beings. Most people are ignorant of the richness of animal life and … Continue reading Giving the Beast a Voice: Man and Beast, a Film by Daniel Ariola

Animal Images, Inspiration from Nature, Part Two

Human beings have strong identifications, both positive and negative, with animals. What do our natural responses tell us about ourselves? What follows is a gallery of art selected from the output of three outstanding artists, Sue Coccia, Athena Jahantigh and Rex Homan. I selected them not only because of their imaginative artwork, but because these artists also have great … Continue reading Animal Images, Inspiration from Nature, Part Two

Animal Images: Inspiration from Nature, Part One

From adorable kittens and puppies to majestic lions and wolves, we love pictures of animals. What need do they fulfill? When I am attracted to the image of animal, be it a painting, a sculpture, a photo or any other representation, it is usually because I'm identifying with the creature's attributes or abilities. That kitten is so … Continue reading Animal Images: Inspiration from Nature, Part One