Leslie E. Davis
  Kerr Foundation

Artist's Description

The design features plants and animals found in Oklahoma, including state symbols such as the scissor-tailed Flycatcher. The plants and animals depicted are simplified and stylized using bold blue and verdant green to the brilliant oranges and pinks found in an Oklahoma sunset. The images are layered and overlapped to outline to help it stand out from the whole. The buffalo itself provides the background in black to bring the bright colors forward and provide a dramatic yet whimsical
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contrast. Each animal and plant will have its name clearly but unobtrusively included in the design, in the hopes that children who view the buffalo will be inspired to learn more about the plants and animals that inspired this work.

Spirit of the Buffalo originated as a public art project combining art, commerce and civic pride in Oklahoma featuring Oklahoma artists. Initial proceeds benefited the Nature Conservancy's work in Oklahoma. The website project continues through private funds.