Sunday, January 22, 2006

dreamtigers

















When Mungo Park explored Africa in the 18th. Century his greatest nightime fear was that he was being stalked by tigers.

Contemporary opinion holds that tigers do not exist in Africa....

9 comments:

Elliot said...

He seems like he was an unfortunate fellow.
A google search asked the following question "Did Scottish explorer Mungo Park die at the hands of a village of deadly zombies in the heart of Africa?".
This part seems unlikely but it seemed worth mentioning.

Boris Hiestand said...

love your dry humour! Your art isn't too bad either;)

delu said...

beautiful colours, again.

The deadly zombies could have been african madcow eaters with "kuru", instead.:-)
How dreadful.

limbolo said...

Killer Zombies are not encouraged in Limbololand...But we believe in them all the same.
Blake and Borges pointed out to us that it is not possible to fully imagine a tiger. Which I suspect is what spared poor Mungo from their nightime prowling.
Contemporary opinion is never wholly reliable at the best of times ...any google search will show you that...As Elliot has confirmed.

Alina Chau said...

cooool tiger painting!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Didn't they name a Chutney after this guy?

Oscar Grillo said...

No. He is a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party

Elliot said...

Limbolo - I saw the end of a short animated film over the weekend that put me in mind of your work straight away.
It involved some desert hunters chasing giant fish that wafted throgh the air rather than swimming.
There were also some derelict warships in it.
It was Japanese I believe.

limbolo said...

what, no candidate for leadership of the liberal party?