The Porous Body I Animal Lessons (the leaf)

In her book, Animal Lessons, Kelly Oliver describes Merleau Ponty’s views of the difference of consciousness between animals and humans, as a non-hierachical one.This lateral relationship led him away from the dichotony between activity and passivity in which one element or subject is the cause and the other is the effect.

Rather for Ponty, consciouness is like a leaf.


“What is seen as body or visible is just one perspective on what - from another angle is mind or invisible.”

With the word B-L-E-S-S spilling out from the dolphin, Robert Fones describes each animal of small stars as being a cosmos onto itself, one in which the stars act as anthropomorphic agents penetrating the bodies of all the animals as if to both assist them and allow energy to be shared.

The Porous Body
Animal Lessons (the leaf)

In her book, Animal Lessons, Kelly Oliver describes Merleau Ponty’s views of the difference of consciousness between animals and humans, as a non-hierachical one.This lateral relationship led him away from the dichotony between activity and passivity in which one element or subject is the cause and the other is the effect.

Rather for Ponty, consciouness is like a leaf.

“What is seen as body or visible is just one perspective on what - from another angle is mind or invisible.”

211 Ragged Ass Bear 2008

217 Scrabble Bear 2016

Work Horse 2019

With the word B-L-E-S-S spilling out from the dolphin, Robert Fones describes each animal of small stars as being a cosmos onto itself, one in which the stars act as anthropomorphic agents penetrating the bodies of all the animals as if to both assist them and allow energy to be shared.

Bless 2011