Monday, January 10, 2011


"Goat with Horns" Pencil. Copyright 2011 Jessica Boehman
The goat is the fourth in the series of the Delacorte clock animals.  He's the one animal with cultural references.  Playing a double-horned aulos, he refers back to Greece.  Though all goat, he reminds me of the half-man half-goat satyr, the mischievous woodland creature of Greek myth.  Though artists in the Renaissance and points forward have made the goat a devilish or witchly character, the bearded, dancing Delacorte goat is playful, making music in a joyous menagerie.

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