Saturday, April 7, 2018

Equanimous Dinosaur

In the original version of this picture I had the dinosaur looking extremely unhappy.  In my mind it had some knowledge of the large scale extinctions to come.  My youngest daughter suggested a happy dinosaur.  So I tried that out (with eye brows) but figured the dinosaur needed something to be happy about.  Not a momentary or superficial happiness; in the original version of the picture the dinosaur's sadness was deep and penetrating as it contemplated extinction.  So I added the small mammals with the thought that the dinosaur was still thinking about extinction, but in a way that demonstrated a very long view of things, with sympathetic joy and equanimity.