Robert Tarbell
Smoke Rings

The circus animal and performer imagery in the Smoke Rings series parallels the smoke process. The trainer must recognize and respect the innate nature of an animal when trying to modify its behavior to achieve a desired outcome: e.g. training a bear to dance or training a horse to walk upright. The same is true in working with smoke. The inherent properties of smoke must be respected, then permitted to - and discouraged from - acting naturally.



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