Artifacts (youngtime): Drawings of pigs and farms (and a buffalo)

Drawing: Pig head, David Olson, Age 7, Surrey, BC
Drawing: Pig head, David Olson, Age 7, Surrey, BC

Fascinated by pigs of all kinds from a young age, i made scrapbook, drawing, plans for ownership, and learned the names and habits of everykind of swine from peccaries, to warthogs, to javelina. My sports-teams are always named after pigs (street hockey and fantasy sports to be more accurate) and i invented characters including “Super Pig” with appropriate uniform. I also raised a family of guinea pigs (until devoured by a ruthless opossum).

Evidence of these other projects are scattered elsewhere, whereas in this post, i share various sketches of pigs, farms and a buffalo – made when 7 years old.

Drawing: Pig head 2, David Olson, undated (likely 1977)
Drawing: Pig head 2, David Olson, undated (likely 1977)

Drawing: Warthog, David Olson, undated (likely 1977)
Drawing: Warthog, David Olson, undated (likely 1977)
Drawing: Buffalo head, David Olson, age 7 (1977), Surrey, BC
Drawing: Buffalo head, David Olson, age 7 (1977), Surrey, BC
Drawing: Plan for a Farm, David Olson,, July 3, 1978
Drawing: Plan for a Farm, David Olson,, July 3, 1978
Drawing: Details of Plan for a Farm, David Olson, July 3, 1978
Drawing: Details of Plan for a Farm, David Olson, July 3, 1978

Dedicated to my pal Mac who has a farm with goats, pigs, rabbits and wee horse in Okayama, Japan and his grandson, a young hippie/farmer in training.