A mysterious reverence and awe is captured in many of these works in which the power and form of animals that are hunted are shown with great grace and form whilst the hunter looks like a mere stick. This celebration of the life of a hunted animal is hard to understand but perhaps Hugh Brody comes close to an explanation when he writes, “The difference between Hunter-Gatherers and agriculturalists is that rather than seeking to control the world, hunter gatherers know it. That is why transformation is more important than control. Transformation means knowing something so well that you become one with it. Transformation is a metaphor for complete knowledge. The hunter and his prey move so close to each other that they cross over and the one becomes the other”. Quote from Hugh Brody


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