Buddha Pig is part of an ongoing series of images of animals as deities. I chose a pig because pigs are no dierent than dogs or cats. In fact, pigs are the fourth smartest animal group in the world, following humans, apes and chimps, and whales and dolphins.I believe that all animals have a buddha nature, especially pigs. Pigs are extremely social and loving creatures. Pigs snuggle close to one another and prefer to sleep nose to nose. They dream, much as humans do. In their natural surroundings, pigs spend hours playing, sunbathing, and exploring. In his book The Whole Hog, biologist and Johannesburg Zoo director Lyall Watson writes, "I know of no other animals [who] are more consistently curious, more willing to explore new experiences, more ready to meet the world with open mouthed enthusiasm. Pigs, I have discovered, are incurable optimists and get a big kick out of just being."
acrylic paint, paper, wood