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"Angel of the Outcasts" by Brenda M. Lyons

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The bounty for magpies in the 1940's was two cents a head. Hundreds of thousands of magpies were killed and turned in for money, because these birds were considered predatory and thus needed to be controled.

To this day, coyotes are still shot, trapped, and poisoned. Seeing dead coyotes tied or impaled to fences is not an uncommon sight in the western United States.

This is a piece for all the outcasts. For all the 'pests' and 'vermin' of the world, whose beauty is ignored and are seen only for their negative impact on the human world. Their angel is not dazzlingly beautiful. She is dull and thin. Dandelions adorn her hair and only brambles offer their embrace. She can perform no miracles. Her only offering is open arms and a wing that isn't bound by barbed wire.

11" X 15" Watercolor. 20 hours.

25 Jun 2008:-) Joshua Luka Brooks
Love it! love the message!
I hate the fact that people cannot see the whole world and the whole picture as it really is!
not "evil" predator "poor" prey
cause without "evil" predator "poor" prey cannot survive
It’s called ECOLOGY people! geeze get educated
u stupid hicks!
The answer to everything isn’t another death!

Power to the tree huggers!!!
25 Jun 2008:-) Joshua Luka Brooks
Lol I get a bit passionate about this topic...
25 Jun 2008:-) Sarah Charles
Thank you!
26 Jun 2008:-) Tim J Stoffel
Very interesting. I just saw a children’s toy yesterday that was part of a set that honors herbivores and villifies predators-- old notions die hard. Predators have a role in both wild population control, and as intelligent friends to humans. (I am a big cat keeper, and nothing in this world can compare with a lion’s love!) BTW, I have both magpies and coyotes in my yard on a regular basis.
26 Jul 2008:-) Melissa "Bee" Stephan
Twenty hours is a lot of devotion, but I think this is a beautiful piece of art. It’s very sad and dark and kind of scary, but I do love it.
22 Jan 2009:-) Celia Brisinger Maddy
*sobs* Beautiful. both the message and the artwork. The majority of the world needs to be more humane.
6 Jul 2010:-) Christine Unteregger
My heart aches from grief, my eyes are welled with tears.
8 Jul 2010:-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard
This picture is so beautiful, both in appearance and meaning!!
8 Jul 2010:-) Marieka I Welke
Sad but cool...Great work for watercolor! I do watercolor too! *high fives*
23 Nov 201045 Relentless
I am in love with this picture and meaning. I, too, did a picture with a similar meaning. It was Jesus surrounded by criminals, insane people, and victims of human cruelty all wanting redemption. I also wrote a poem, hailing a mosquito.

This is why we should outlaw insecticeds and pesticides.
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'Angel of the Outcasts':
 • Created by: :-) Brenda M. Lyons
 • Copyright: ©Brenda M. Lyons. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angel, Coyotes, Magpies, Outcasts, Snakes, Wings
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Normal Animals (Cats, horses, fish, etc)
 • Techniques: Watercolour
 • Submitted: 2005-10-25 08:01:36
 • Views: 4476
 • Resolution: 700x518

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