You know what? I don't know if Sasquatch is a magical creature. What do you think? I don't know if he exists. I don't know what he's looking for or if he has already found it. What I know is that he is a part of the Pacific Wonderland, the place I call my home which is why I chose to paint him for ZB Gallery's "This Pacific Wonderland" art show.
In some way, I had already gotten in touch with the spirit of the Sasquatch when I was creating drawings for the Secret Society of Magical Creatures. I drew an Omni (your guide on your magical quest in the Secret Society of Magical Creatures) as a big hairy creature who was going on an adventure with a little bunny girl.
When ZB Gallery invited me to be in their art show, I came back to that Omni drawing and decided to make it into a Sasquatch. Of course, I still wanted him to be with a bunny girl and to still be going on an adventure.
I imagined the two of them having a serious conversation before they decided to proceed up the hill into the darkness towards Pittock Mansion. Bunny girl would tug on Sasquatch's hand and say, "Hey". And Sasquatch would look down at her and say, "What?" And they would hash it out and puzzle it over and figure out if it was a good idea to go up there or not.
What do you think they are saying to each other? Whatever it is, they seem like they are going to be good friends and look out for each other. They know it's a scary, cold world out there and it's better to travel through it with good friends.