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Unnatural Histories V at Antler PDX

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I’m pretty excited to be in the upcoming Antler PDX show, Unnatural Histories V, that opens up on September 29th. Here’s a little bit about my piece Midas’ Minion:

It’s a little known fact that after King Midas went completely mad after accidentally turning everyone and everything he loved to gold, he locked himself in a tower only to develop an unhealthy relationship with a Rasputin like alchemist/tinkerer named Lauraunt. Vowing to never speak to anyone in person ever again out of fear and guilt (he only spoke to Lauraunt because he had a slight disgust and mistrust of him and if things ever went south, well, let’s just say the guilt would melt away) he had the tinkerer build an army of mechanical beetles who absorbed the golden contact on their shell, and then were able to pass along the infamous touch. Midas would whisper to these minions, and they would relay messages to the ears of friends and supporters. But to his enemies and foes, their sneaky little beetle bite was the last thing they would feel before hardening into gilded gorgon like monumental casualty.

 

August 12th is World Elephant Day

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Today is World Elephant Day. On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature. Check out worldelephantday.org to learn more. (This painting is called They Never, Ever, Forget)

World Tiger Day

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Shes Somebody’s Power Animal 12×12 print available in store.
July 29th is International Tiger Day. It’s a day to promote the protection and expansion of wild tiger habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation. Some 97 per cent of all wild tigers have been lost in just over 100 years. As few as 3,000 tigers live in the wild today, and a number of tiger species have already become extinct.The biggest threat to the tiger is illegal trade, with the animal’s body parts sought for trophies and medicinal purposes. Their shrinking habitat, human-wildlife conflict and climate change are also growing threats. Learn how you can help by visiting tigerday.org or tigers.panda.org

Spring Cleaning Studio Sale

Hey friends, its Spring cleaning studio sale time. All these original paintings are on sale at robertbowenart.bigcartel.com to make room for new ones.
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