|Trivia: Did you know there's a plant called "Horny Goat Weed?"|
What a great compliment! But, uhm, yeah. Does something about me scream goat boy? I've never done this sort of realism before, and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to live up to the expectation.
This was a gift request I got on December 23, and I sat down and finished it the same day. It's a tiny (2 1/2") goat head of merino wool mounted on ink stained wood. His furry little ears feel AWESOME!
The one "goat like" thing I have done previously was a flat sculptural tapestry of baphomet. Like that one, the thing I appreciate here is the idea of taking the hair of an animal associated with "herd" and fashioning a creature associated with stubborn individuality. That whole "unity out of duality" thing again.
It seems like that is the essential American dilemma, maximising and celebrating our individuality while still balancing a sense of belonging to a community, to a greater group to which we have some basic social obligations. Like at the very least, chipping in our membership fees (taxes), not pitching recyclables into the trash bin, and having a little empathy for all the other individuals in society (i.e. not being a dick.)
Insert loud goat noise here. . .(there's no onomatopoeia for it in English since I know you were wondering.)
Happy New Year!
|Finishing up here on the old felting pad.|
Here's some Bonus Fun With Numbers! A goat creates a natural 5 pointed star via it's chin, two ears, and two horns. The request for this goat was received on the 23rd. 2+3=5. However, 2÷3=.666. Trippy, yeah?