The Merry Jesters

Public Art

Nancy Webber

In 2003 I was commissioned by the Dept. of Cultural Affairs to create four large panels for the Animal Care Center in San Pedro. With art history as my source, I chose works by Edward Hicks and Henri Rousseau which I thought would be appropriate for an animal shelter theme.  Hicks’ “The Peaceful Kingdom” and “Noah’s Ark” and Rousseau’s “The Merry Jesters” and “Tiger in a Tropical Storm” became the format for my digital collages. Members of the community were invited to submit photos of their pets, mostly dogs and cats, to be incorporated into the paintings.  Animals from art history were added to compliment the local pets. Legends on the side of each panel identify each new animal.

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