The Enigmatic Animal
White Noise Folio #232, 9/17/74 pencil, 6" x 11"
This drawing was the result of a fleeting moment while driving about 50 mph on a local highway. In 1974, I was taking a group of my high school students on a field trip to a nearby city to look at art exhibits. We were not far from home when I happened to glance out of the window of the school bus at a steep hillside. There in the shade of the scrub oaks, for a fraction of a second, I saw a very strange animal! I grabbed a small scrap of paper from my pocket and quickly drew what I thought I had seen. That night at home I made this drawing to honor and anchor the mysterious creature I had "seen."