As a Friend asked me ,why you draw Spanish Bull? I said, no I dont draw Spanish Bull. but I draw Tibetan Yak.
The English word "yak" is a loan originating from Tibetan: གཡག་, Wylie: g.yag. In Tibetan, it refers only to the male of the species, the female being called Tibetan: འབྲི་, Wylie: 'bri, or nak. In English, as in most other languages that have borrowed the word, "yak" is usually used for both sexes.
the wild Yak (Bos mutus) is a large wild bovid native to the Himalayas in Central Asia, it is the ancestor of the domestic Yak ( Bos grunniens).
the domestic Yak (Bos grunniens) is a long -haired domesticated bovid found throughout the Himalaya region of southern Central Asia , the Tibetan Plateau and as far norht as Mongolia and Russia.
--- Wikilpedia sources.
For me, Yak is not only creature but also a wisdom which gives me a vison of art of living.
"Before the blowing the red wind, wild yaks stampeded across yonder pass
today my grandfather is staring at the pass, remembering
a wild beast called the wild yak
those slate rocks and wild pasture, once trampled under the hooves of wild yaks
who could have leveled them into uniformity and snuffed out their lives today?"
--- From "Notes on remembering the wild Yak " by Tibetan Poet NYAN
The Yak Blessing
Standing alone by the fence
I looked over at my tent
so Isolated it was in the snow
I was feeling dehumanized by this winters night
even my heartbeat seemed to slow
I suddenly saw a light coming out of the darkness
I felt happiness was coming toward me
I realized it was the yak, a forbidding creature
who was coming to rekindle the spirit of me
no longer would I be alone
der Yak ist so liebenswürdig,
ich hüte ihn auf der Wiese.
das Leben ist auch wichtig,
ohne Land, ohne Reise(n).
drei schritte vor, zwei zurück,
ich danke Geist in der weiten Natur
für das kleine Glück, das mir geschenkt ist
möchte ich sein;
Kreatur nur sein ,Kreatur.