Rhino Girl

porcelain doll and mixed media rhino

 

2001

A girl and her rhino, it seems like a perfect match to me.  I usually assume the animal companions to my girls are male, and they provide that paternal, protective sorta vibe.  In this case, though, I believe these two are  both girls.  I don’t think anybody needs protection here, this pair looks completely self reliant.  Even though they both are sportin’ some impressive, heavy armor, this is not a march into war.  This is a show of their mutual strength and self confidence.  March on girls!  

                                       ©  2012 Joanne Callander