A Thousand Words by Terry Dushan. All Rights Reserved.
As both daughter and wife of military officers I have spent a lifetime living in places stateside and abroad. I have had the great privilege of becoming immersed in a wide range of cultures, customs, peoples and landscapes. My mother was a fine art oil painter and from her I learned the critical skills of color and composition. I have seen domestic animals, caged and free, on the streets of the world, worried for those uncared for and unfed, as well as the wild creatures both in their natural habitats and caged in our zoos.
In this image, ‘A Thousand Words’ I saw in the eyes of this young white tiger the loss of what he senses but has never know: the freedom of the plains, freedom from confinement. His look was deep and conveyed much to me in the mind of my imagination. I took his photograph but he has stayed equally long in my heart.