The cows were panicked with wide eyes until they heard the soft voices of the activists. While obviously still scared, they appreciated our words of love and our soft caresses. Unfortunately a callous manager told the driver of the transport truck to move to a parking lot a little ways from the slaughterhouses for no other reason other than to keep us from comforting the trapped persons inside the truck.
Rest in peace sweet angels. We hope that your deaths were quick.
Vancouver-based art student Fiona Tang creates large-scale trompe l’oeil drawings of animals that appear to burst forth from the paper upon which they were so expressively rendered. She uses a variety of materials to create these awesome optical illusions, including charcoal, acrylic paint, conté and chalk pastels.
We love the photos in which Tang poses with her pieces, emphasizing the effectiveness of her illusions. A large stag, with birds perched on his antlers, looks so solid that we’re still waiting to see steamy breath leave his nostrils. An enormous salt water crocodile raises its head from the rippling grey water in order to receive a gentle pat on the snout. A ferocious shark and powerful humpback whale emerge from opposite walls for an underwater face-off.