So many ads on TV are using owls now to promote their products, schools, apps, etc. It's a popular mascot! So I inevitably painted one since I can't get them off my mind now. Have you ever wondered why we enjoy using wildlife as our mascots? I attended South Kingstown High school between the years of 2004 and 2008. We were the "Rebels." I was so envious of other schools using falcons, tigers, bulldogs, and other animals to represent them.
My thoughts? It's simply that we like to relate to things. Ever hear someone say, "So-and-so is my spirit animal?" That's because each of us is attempting to identify with other subjects. I believe the desire to connect with others is in our nature. We use things - like animals or zodiac symbols - as methods for finding the similarities between ourselves and our peers. What do you think?