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Teach A Man To Fish And He'll Eat A Tree

by clvngodess
This statement was originally a concept my husband Jeff had visualized while meditating. Taking the image on as my own; reflecting upon a recent viewing of works by Magritte and a lecture by Alan Watts, this became a statement about conspicuous consumption.

Puns and metaphors were put into the Cuisinart with this one. Playing with the concept that when we are being, we are actually humaning. Even more specifically, depending on gender, we are man-ing or woman-ing. Take this idea a step further when we teach a man to fish and, well, the man becomes the fish. He is now fish-ing.

Look at the state of the Environment today; global warming, extinction at the hands of man, pollution, carcinogen in the water and food chain, and consumerism winning out over citizenry. What has been accomplished by teaching man to fish?

The tree is a California Sycamore.
The fish a California Rainbow Trout.
This is intentional.
Medium: Digital Illustration Giclee Print Series 1/1
Size: Image 36 x 24 framed: 40 x 28
Price: 2100.00

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