Walton Ford


Sarah posted about the artist Walton Ford this morning and I had to pass it on.

From PBS Art: 21:
Each painting is as much a tutorial in flora and fauna as it is as a scathing indictment of the wrongs committed by nineteenth-century industrialists or, locating the work in the present, contemporary American consumer society. An enthusiast of the watercolors of John James Audubon, Ford celebrates the myth surrounding the renowned naturalist-painter while simultaneously repositioning him as an infamous anti-hero who, in reality, killed more animals than he ever painted. Each of Ford’s animal portraits doubles as a complex, symbolic system, which the artist layers with clues, jokes, and erudite lessons in colonial literature and folktales.


This is a favorite, click it to view large:

And a really nice peek into his studio (via a 3 minute video) can be found here:

More info on Walton Ford:

-PBS Art:21
-Gallery on Artnet

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