Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil and acrylic on birch panel, signed and dated 2008 at lower right and on the verso, self-framed.
DOA 36.25 x 48.25 in.From the Estate of Mary Ellen Dryden, Pittsboro, NC
Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM (with COA)
According to the artist's statement:
The look of this work owes a lot to my fondness for earlier styles of depicting animals, particularly the copperplate engravings that illustrated Buffon’s Natural History (begun in 1766) as well as Victorian animal portraiture and old scientific illustration. I have tried to present similarly earnest, but basically inaccurate, renderings of animals by using humor, irony and surrealistic sensibility that is not available to the scientist. What I want most is to impart to the viewer a sense of wonder and strangeness that nature photography and video, in spite of their inherent capacity for precision, cannot.
Some nicotine staining.
$800 - 1,200