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The Buck Stops Here
R. Krause, Artist, 1980s
18" X 24", Acryllic on Artist Board, Framed
Animal Tribute Art
Deer are many things to many people. Bambi comes to mind. But deer have issues. And yes, even deer are needy. They like to be included in the fun. They have feelings. It is why men are drawn to them. Its why men draw and paint them. If its not the saucy flick of their tails, what then is it? In this work artist Krause captures the enigmatic smile, and come hither flirtatiousness that deer naturally have. It's not an in your face smile, but something more mysterious, on par with the subtle wisp of the Mona Lisa. The smile encourages you, as if to say "Go ahead. Make my day," without understanding the ramifications of it eagerness to please you.
Stylistically Krause's painting boldly incorporates mountains which act as a collar to frame the buck. Its wood-grained ears - one of them spud like in shape - compliment its double chin. Oh, deer, indeed.
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If middle- and upper-middle-class families had the same share of the economic pie as in 1980, they'd be making an average of $12,500 more per year.