I wanted to make art for animals. In order to make art for animals, I needed to know what kind of art animals would like. In order to know what kind of art animals would like, I needed to understand what it’s like to be an animal–what it’s like to see and hear and think and feel and behave like an animal. Thus, a series called Sketches for Art for Animals.
This project is intended to help understand what it is like to follow the traditional animal strategy of puffing up in the face of a challenge or adversity.
Participants enter this contest to see who can puff themselves up the most, in the tradition of cats, frill-necked lizards, and blowfish. Winners receive a “Master Puffer” award.