The Artist’s Eye

I think I’m lucky to know without a shadow of a doubt, the buffalo is my favorite animal with which I feel a powerful connection.

Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

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For many moons now I’ve held the buffalo in high regard. It always seems so majestic in images. I bought a statue while on Catalina Island. It’s been on my teaching desk ever since. It’s become my favorite statue and/or 3D piece of art that I own. When I look into the statue’s eyes I feel peaceful. I’ve seen them drinking at the river on Catalina. They are terrifying and huge but at the same time peaceful. The statue has been broken a few times here and there but I fixed it. I even repainted a part that had chipped off revealing the white plaster underneath. I have a few buffalo figurine/keepsakes. This is my favorite one. It’s funny how connected I feel to the Buffalo and through this statue especially. I had a dream once where I saw a Buffalo drinking and he looked up and spoke to me. I admit, that would be odd in real life but because it was a dream, I have adopted that memory and the buffalo is my favorite animal.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.