Walter Robinson – Buffalo Cookie (Chocolate)
Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.25 x 2.5″ finished size
Medium: MDF, wood, epoxy
This animal cookie is a well known children’s snack. Here, the mother’s cookie packaged four cookies, not this buffalo cookie. Here, Walter Robinson has created a regional Southwest edition of the mother’s cookie. The buffalo is a loaded image–unlike the candy-coated depiction here, the buffalo’s history is not so sweet. When white people arrived in the Southwest, they exterminated the buffalo en masse as part of their attempt to eradicate the Native American population.