Friday, March 18, 2011
The Buffalo Commons
An illustration project meant to show to opposites - in this case, the ancient west of the buffalo versus the modern west of urban sprawl.
The idea with the half/partially rendered human artifacts is to show their transient nature in comparison to the hardiness of a balanced ecosystem - contrasting the imagery of the american dream (the domestic suburbs) with the symbol of the traditional and perhaps future west (the bison). The article/idea that this would be matched with would be that of the buffalo commons, a proposal to convert much of the slowly emptying great plains states into a big national park.
More reading on the matter can be found here: