In Santa Fe, a Group Show Protests Animal Abuse
The word “bestiary” in the show’s title refers to a literary form, which peaked in popularity during the Middle Ages. A collection of descriptions of real and imaginary animals, a bestiary was distinguished from a scientific work in that it provided moral interpretations of the animals’ habits and was meant to instruct readers in their own behavior. Similarly, the sculptures included in the exhibition provide much more than aesthetic pleasure. Many of the
Among the works included in the show is
This and the other pointed works in the show call to mind the words of the wise farmer, author, poet, and activist Wendell Berry, who has warned: “Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
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