Deer: Relief

I found some old “critter clay” and thought I would see what it can do. The following is the clay applied direct to a ~10″x10″ canvas. The material seems pretty cool so far as it takes detail well and air dries, so no need for ovens and the like.

deer relief felderApparently it also takes paint, not sure if I’ll try that on this piece but if so will post the next version. Either way it was a fun exercise.

Bearings: To pyg or not to pyg

Have you heard of pygs? Me neither, until I came across a recent article which hypothesized their creation. A pyg (an imaginary thing at this point), is a pig that has been genetically modified to be less intelligent. The author of the piece, and the originator of the idea, poses the controversial suggestion that pygs, being less intelligent, would also supposedly feel less pain (due to their decreased intelligence – but I can’t really see how intelligence has anything to do with pain, or moreover, how one really measures intelligence.. but that’s a whole other kettle of fysh). Anyway, this muted pain “attribute” would help render pygs more appropriate for eating purposes… a.k.a make us feel better about the whole thing.

Hm.

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S&F and Philosophy Now: Whither thee, rights?

The following accompanied the print article of “What are Human Rights by Tim Dare (Issue #118, Philosophy Now). The piece discusses how far human rights claims can stretch as an outcome of social axioms & varied definitions, for example whether we consider rights as “right-based claims” or rights that exist simply by virtue of being human. It’s more complicated than one would think…

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https://philosophynow.org/issues/118/What_Are_Human_Rights

Article penned by Tim Dare, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland,  New Zealand.

S&F in Philosophy Now: Philosophy for the Brave

The following accompanied the print article of “Philosophy for the Brave” by Dahlian Kirby (Issue #117, Philosophy Now). The author of this article introduces the benefit of existential counselling in what turns out to be quite a sensitively written piece. Article and cartoon link below.sf-existential-42-900x1709-web

Article: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Philosophy_For_The_Brave

Online cartoon: https://philosophynow.org/issues/117/Simon_and_Finn

S&F in Philosophy Now: What would George Bataille do?

The following accompanied the print version of: What would George Bataille Do? by Alexandra Tzirkoti (Issue #116, Philosophy Now). The article itself is a nice tongue-in-cheek intro to the thinking of a rather controversial figure (link below).sf-bataille-300dpi-webhttps://philosophynow.org/issues/116/What_Would_Georges_Bataille_Do

Horses, ink & wash

horses-felderI was monkeying – er, I mean horsing around – with some ink and wash.. had some  difficulties with anatomy (let’s just say some of those noses are a tad too big), alas ink is a bit unforgiving that way. 🙂