Apologue: (noun) A short moral story usually featuring symbolic fictional characters.
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a complicated way. An artist says a complicated thing in a simple way.”
– Charles Bukowski
People have always used the personification of animals as a method of communicating abstract ideas. For millennia, animals have adorned the walls of caves and homes, appeared in constellations, folk tales, religious allegories, literature, and in advertising.
With his ongoing series Apologue, Dan Jackson introduces a cast of characters that extends an ancient system of communication to examine modern preoccupations such as elitism, tribalism, melioration and decay, love, gluttony, and deliverance.