Dear Deer / 2017

This gawky adolescent deer is preparing to go out into the world.  The armor has the following poem, which offers advice on getting along in the world of man.

DEAR DEER

DEAR MY HART, MY HIND

 

LISTEN MY HART WITH INNER DEER EAR

TO UNSPOKEN SUBTLE MOVEMENTS

OH KIND HIND KNOW THE BOUNDARIES

FOR YOU ARE THE BEAST WHICH HE SHALL EAT

 

CHOOSE SPEED AND HORN AND HOOF

CHOOSE THE WOOD AND NOT THE PRINCE

THE CREPUSCULAR CRAVINGS

OF CHARD AND STRAWBERRIES BRING FENCES

AND ROADS BRING HEADLIGHTS

 

Media: Welded steel, rust patina

Dimensions: 9' h x 9' w x 2' d