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Small Works by Linda Anderson

December 19, 2003 - January 31, 2004

"I study animals a lot, wondering what they do when we’re not looking. It’s a visual thought process with me as the voyeur often going with say, a bear for a day or two. The thoughts start with the animal foraging, sleeping or hunting. Then, and I don’t know why this happens, but somehow the element of danger comes into these pictures–visually. That’s when the mental film stops and there’s my painting–as with the bear in the berry patch or the chicken being charmed by a snake. Things that surely happen; we’re just not there to see. These animals are real to me. My intention is not to show them in embarrassing or dangerous situations, but to capture their pure and powerful spirits."

- Linda Anderson, Clarkesville, Georgia