Pinkie Point Design by Maria Riedl
Australian but lived in Canada and USA but back here now. Family still over there. I live in Buronga on the Murray River at a place we built and named 'Pinkie Point' because it is on a special bend. They either sunbaked on Lock Island or distilled liquor turning the water pink is how the story goes. I am a retired American trained primary teacher. I have been designing and making collectors animals in mohair since 1993-94 and attending the many shows around the different states until about 6 years ago. Inspired by environmentally scary projects that were happening locally and elsewhere, I started to do part time graduate study, which I have completed and graduate 13 December 2012 (yes!), a Master of Environmental Law thru ANU (a fantastic place to study) and am on my next one, a Master of International Law. Fascinating.
Hence my attraction to the sloth (my donation to the 2012 Bears That Care Online show) which is endangered some more than others.
I have 2 drooling but overly loving wanderlust bloodhounds, 2 jack russell crosses who are actually pets for the bloodhounds, 1 older kelpie, 1 bengal cat (which is enough for anyway as they talk and think they are dogs), 2 galahs, 3 cocktails and one scraggly chicken who faithfully lays an egg a day (she loves company too). The reason for all this is we have a vet practice called the Benetook Veterinary Clinic and Hospital and fall in love with some of the left companions of man.
I am very pleased to be asked to donate to this auction and thank Judi for her reminder and patience.
Hope the sloth is a novel and interesting species of artistic endeavour. You have to have a sense of humour and adventure and a love of the wacky.
Kind regards - Maria
Maria Riedl and Bill Sutherland the vet.