My spin on Aesop's fable of the Fox & Hare. Monotype Print, (1/1) with 24k gold leaf.
One warm afternoon Fox napped and woke on a sun soaked slope to find Hare watching her intently. “Why do you stare little friend?” Fox asked. "Are you really as cunning, as smart, as others say?” Hare asked. Fox rolled on her back and thought for awhile before replying, “Perhaps I could show you just how cunning I am little friend? You are cordially invited for early dinner, where we shall continue this conversation. Come as you are, come now if you like?” So Hare, filled with curiosity, followed Fox home. Fox though, had nothing at home to eat except? Now Hare exclaimed, “I have learned too late that your cunning is not about intelligence but unjust trickery that would sacrifice the innocent to fill you own belly.”
The fable illustrates- The gullible and uninformed often pay a high price for recklessly indulging their curiosity.
Horse Play is my monotype print (1/1) with 24k gold leaf on exhibit in the 3rd Annual VIVA Membership Show at Vashon Center for the Arts. Visitors are welcome to view the art and talk with artists from 12noon – 8:30pm on 1st Friday, October 2, 2020. I'll be there at 5pm. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday 12noon – 4pm and the show is up through October. Please visit and check out art in Print, Painting, Collage, Assemblage, Sculpture, Ceramic, Fiber, Wood, Mosaic, all by 100 Vashon Island Visual Artists. It's an exciting exhibit that reflects the diversity of work and approach to art being created on Vashon Island in 2020. VCA is located at 19600 Vashon Highway SW, at the corner of Cemetery Road and Vashon Highway. Summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00. Walt Whitman's words from "Song of Myself" inspired Horse Play- “The Stallion” by Walt Whitman A gigantic beauty of a stallion, fresh
Prayer, from the Notables exhibit, came down earlier this week but is available on line at Vashon Center for the Arts Online Gallery. You can see the show in a Virtual Exhibit , walk through, if you didn't have the chance to see it in January. Prayer 19 x 37 in. Monotype Print (1/1) and Painted wood base-relief Prayer depicts those moments proceeding battle as imagined from within the Trojan Horse. These concealed warriors are the last hope of the Greek coalition to capture the city of Troy. They may win the fight and city, or they could all die. Either way the war that had already lasted ten years will end. The portion that is print in “Prayer” evokes personal reflection before battle. The bas-relief symbols of “Prayer” tell part of the story that proceeds this moment and conclusion of the Trojan War.