7 posts tagged Lion
7 posts tagged Lion
“The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.”
[via Laughing Squid]
You don’t need to pick these flowers. These are the lion’s flowers. Really, you shouldn’t pick these particular flowers, no matter how pretty you might find them. Don’t try to take the sign either. It belongs to the lion as well. Please move along.
“Keepers have put up a sign telling visitors not to pick the flowers - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park. Every spring the grassy paddock where the lions are kept gives way to a glorious display of bluebells.”
Photo by Pete Willows
How to be a Retronaut has posted a wonderful series of photographs taken by Michael Rougier for LIFE magazine sometimes in the 1970s. They depict the everyday life of a family and what appears to be their awesome pet lion. Our efforts to find the original LIFE article have failed thus far, but we would love to know what brought lion and family together in the first place and, you know, whether he ever decided to make a snack of one of them.
Be sure to check out How to be a Retronaut to see the entire series.
Edit: aarecords, one of our awesome readers, just shed some light on this series of photos:
“That’s Tippi Hedren, star of “The Birds”, and her daughter Melanie Griffith. She adopted lions and other big animals that had been used in films. I believe she still has an animal sanctuary in southern Cali.”
Thanks you aarecords! We very much appreciate the information and are delighted that you enjoy the Geyser of Awesome. :)