A Confusion of Zebras
Abstract image with Zebras as the core image.
Every grouping of animals is assigned a special name , known as a “Collective Noun”. These names probably originated in the 5th Century and quite likely were created as a lark on the part of a small parcel of well educated nobility. They have made their way into the modern lexicon and now are considered whimsical but legitimate descriptors.
In the case of Zebra’s the collective noun is “Zeal” as in a Zeal of Zebras (though it could also correctly be referred to as a Zeal of Zebra. The term Herd is also employed upon occasion.
In this image – “A Confusion of Zebra” Wayne King takes the liberty to assign a new collective noun to the lexicon – which under the circumstances fits nicely. It’s not likely that the collective noun “confusion” will be taken up by future wordsmiths but for the purposes of this abstract image herd or zeal just did not seem to suffice.
A Zebra’s stripes may range in color from the traditional black and white to shades of brown mixed with black and white. Of the Four extant species of Zebra, the Plains Zebra is most common and has numerous subspecies. It is believed that a Zebra’s stripes are like a fingerprint, unique to each individual zebra.
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Wayne D. King’s images are a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into a dreamlike quintessentialism designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, King seeks to take the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams.
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