Mourning the loss of bighorn sheep in Arizona
- Irony is common here in the West. First we carelessly vanquish the subjugated. Then we celebrate the vanquished by transforming them into kitsch. Vulgar replicas of our lost treasures appeal to popular taste and proliferate. We festoon our sterile yards with rusted metal likenesses of the native wildlife you're lucky to ever glimpse.We hawk bigger-than-life bronzes of Native Americans depicted with a romantic awe that was utterly absent when we rolled across their world centuries ago.
NeoCon's AZ in a nutshell