Fox and the Owl by Hilary Dufour
ink on toned tan paper
Depicted are the California spotted owl and Sierra Nevada red fox (recently listed as an endangered species), accompanied by native succulents and Datura flowers. The sacred Datura has been revered by cultures around the world for centuries for its toxic but hallucinogenic properties. The Chumash are among the American Indian tribes that use the plant for ceremonial and medicinal purposes, often using it to establish contact with dream helpers or spirits of the dead.
Purchased artwork will be ready for pickup or shipped after the exhibition end date (May 7, 2022).