raised on deer

Growing up in a culture of hunting, killing and eating deer, it's tougher for some than others, but many experience the rite and mature to reflect upon its impact and import. Dr. Harrison Key brings two parts to his whole story "The Boy Who Got Stuck in a Tree" for Oxford American.  You can read it here.

Some artist dude named Dayton Castleman from Arkansas made a picture for Part Two. (Don't be fooled by the Arkansas and Part Two business.  His "about" statement is looooong and not easy - like growing up in hunting families.)

Here is the illustration I painted for Part One.