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Pollan Painting #3: Sequoia National Pork

The blast-from-the-past Pollan Painting series celebrates the release of Michael Pollan’s book Cooked. Some five years ago, my own little Frederick, 5 years old at the time, sat with me one rainy weekend as I read Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma. I read chapters to him and he painted a related painting. This painting was posted on the Ethicurean back in 2008. (See Pollan Painting #1 — “Children of the Corn” and Pollan Painting #2 — “Chicken Little at Magic Mountain.)

From the Ethicurean:

Michael Pollan’s chapter about boar hunting reminded some of the people in this house of my own hunting training.

“Do you know the barrel end of a gun?” I’ve been asked.

“Hey watch your mouth! I’m real good with that BB gun!”

Frederick has seen the effects of wild boars, which wreak havoc on the lawn at the local elementary school, but he has yet to see one in person. On our recent “Pollan painting” weekend here in the Sequoia National Forest, he imagined wild boars cute and pink.

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