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Well, here at Ohio State we are examining issues that could be used in
a classroom. I am working with Melanie Elek. Our issue is human and
animal interaction. We want to focus on the negative ways that humans
affect animals and how it has changed with time. For example, the
paintings in the Caves of Lascaux are thought to be a hunting journal
(or at least that's one opinion), so this deals with how humans kill
animals for food. William Wegman's art work deals with the lost
identity of animals because he personifies the dogs that he
photographs. Humans, in general, have forced animals to lose their wild
identity by domesticating them, sticking them into zoos, etc. Our main
focus will be put on Luis Jimenez's sculpture, "Howl". This piece is
about how humans have taken away animals' natural habitat to make room
Well, that's about it.