Eastern Newt, Red Eft (terrestrial phase), seen on the trail in Uxbridge, Glen Major Tract
4x6 Gelatin Print & linocuts. I promised the little newt that he’d be a linocut (although that sounds like a threat) and if you look close, you’ll see a bit of salamander in the print amongst lots of other creeping and crawling ground things. The phrase “Every life is its own universe” is a particular belief of mine, that we all process the information of our world in our own way, so no two perceived ‘realities’ are the same. I figure it extends all the way down and respecting life is a duty. It doesn’t mean I’m a vegetarian or would never slap a mosquito. Death is part of the deal, as is eat and be eaten; it’s more a philosophical nuance that leaves plenty of room for personal hypocrisy.
This postcard is going to Postcards to the G8, Muskoka, Ontario, hoping to nudge up the importance of the environment, one can always hope. There is still time to participate (due May15th)
And if you want to know more about the little guy in the photo, here’s a good source: Animal Diversity