June 30, 2010 – Ant G.A.S. Mask
I got a new Guerrilla Art Squadron mask for you today. Today it’s the Ant G.A.S. Mask and there’s good reason. I take a personal reflection when I think about the ant, a creature so small that at most times they go unnoticed. Yet cultures around the world have their own proverbs, stories and ideas about such a magnificent thing. Think for a moment, there’s the story of the ant and the grasshopper, we all know the ants going marching one by one hoo-rah, hoo-rah! I seem to recall the fact that if we had the strength of an ant we’d be able to lift a house! More than 12,000 species of ants have been identified and that’s barely half of the 22,000 species that are estimated to be out there. And on top of that they’re a social creature with complex societies with divisions of labor and when they work together they have the ability to solve complex problems. It’s no wonder why they’ve been such a creature of interest for us, we are so very different yet so much alike. Yet they’re still not welcome at our picnics… go figure.
“The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn’t know enough to take a vacation.” – Clarence Day
*Title quote by Bill Vaughan