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Reasons for Weapons

Another print from a series about extinct animals. Here we have Bluebucks, a South African antelope, never common, and wiped out after the European colonization of the Cape region. The Bluebuck got its name from the blue sheen of its coat, much lusted after by hunters, but which faded in death to an unremarkable grey. That’s an oft-repeated refrain; the beautiful thing, so fleet and glorious in life, becomes a sad rag after processing for cultural categorization. Abstracting life into money is the big game here- time to stop playing.


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