TASK 10 – Animals. Sean. R
Do you have a favourite animal? This question is very imprecise! I could either be specific (bear) or individual (Pooh), neither of which, incidentally, is correct. Were I a wiseacre, I could opt for duck à l’orange, but instead I will be an historicist:
Ages 1 - 14: Labrador, golden, answers to Pandora, aka Pandy, not as unfortunate or disastrous as the earlier Greek, though did lock herself in an outdoor toilet
Ages 7 – 8: Tyrannosauri and diplodoci (unreal, pictorial), skinks and blue-tongued lizards (real, caged)
Ages 8 – when I left home: Cat, Kate (ha ha), tabby, lost a toe in a car door but survived a snake bite; followed in adulthood by: Cat, Kitty (there’s a pattern emerging here), tabby, she left home instead
Ages 19 - current: Owl of Minerva, symbolic of wisdom (I wish!)
This morning: Cockatoo (or two), perched on a building in Gertrude Street, intimidating sparrows and pigeons alike
ancient Anglo-Celtic something embedded in my DNA.
TASK 10 – Animals. Lauren. B
Do you have a favourite animal? Specifically, my first pet and now dead cat: sweetheart. She was the love of my pet life and I miss her dearly. An increasingly fat, black cat, that was with me for 14 years.
Generally I think cats are pretty rad. although I don’t get into cat images or collecting cat-like things. I just like what they’re like most of the time.
TASK 10 – Animals. Laura. C
Do you have a favourite animal? My favorite animals are orangutans, because they are gorgeous, clever have amazing facial expressions and my sister and I used to laugh about our teacher calling them orongutongs!
TASK 10 – Animals. Jacquie. B
Do you have a favourite animal? My favourite animal is the seahorse. It’s been that since I was a kid. Perhaps because I grew up by the sea… I have just always loved how peaceful a seahorse’s life seems.
TASK 10 – Animals. Hannah. C
Do you have a favourite animal? I hate to be a cliché, but my favourite animal is the cat. I got my first cat when I was 7, it was a beautiful ginger cat I named Tiger. He was hit by a car two months later. I’ll never forget my mum’s face, I opened the door and she had tears running down her face and she was holding my dead cat, wrapped in a blanket, it was my first experience of death and I was so sad for 2 weeks. The next Christmas I got my cat Maizey, who is currently sitting on my lap.
I’ve always drawn cats or catlike creatures and from my first tiny cat sculpture that my mum bought me after Tigers death, I’ve collected small cat objects and also other or all cat related paraphernalia. In august 2010 I had a cat party 21st- where all my guests had to dress as cats, this came about after a dream I had where I only invited cats to my 21st. I don’t know where my love of cats began, I think after Tiger- I just got obsessed. My mum just told me also my cousin who I really looked up to when I was little loved cats and drew cats also, and I may have been influenced by her.
TASK 10 – Animals. Carmel. O
Do you have a favourite animal? The magpie is my favourite animal.
I love to lie in cool morning sheets and listen to their early morning caroling . The amiable sound of several maggies arguing from tree to tree is a reminder of summer’s pale dawn before heat grasps the day.
TASK 10 – Animals. Carmel. M
Do you have a favourite animal? Elephant - I have a big respect for such a large animal with such a long gestation. They are the largest living land animal, and they have a 22 month gestation - wholly molly, that just blows my mind. I like the way that they move slowly, slowly and hang out in their family units and look after each other. I do like all sorts of animals although not so keen on cats… toooo sneezy