|"White Rhino" Drawing by Jen G. Pywell|
December 2015 Mail Art Challenge Theme: "WHITE RHINO"
Exhibit during Corvallis Arts Walk: January 21, 2015
With only 3 White Rhinos left on the planet and the species’ extinction imminent, Ugly Art Room’s mail art challenge for December asks artists to explore themes of abundance and loss. A nod to the holiday gift giving/stealing game, the term “White Elephant” refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift which cannot be easily disposed of, based on the legend of the King of Siam gifting rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs (Wiki) With mass consumerism threatening the “true meaning,” as they say, of the holidays, we often find ourselves with so much (spending, food, gifts, stress, drink, debt, etc) but at what cost? The flip side of giving is taking. The white rhino was poached, it’s horn taken, and as its numbers declined, efforts to “save the rhino” failed. What is left to save? Is it too late? What is your "white rhino"?
Deadline: December 25, 2015
Ugly Art Room
460 Madison Ave, #7
Corvallis, OR 97333
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