24 x 24 x 1 inches
oil and mixed media on cradled panel
Original oil painting.
Unframed, cradled panel sides are finished with clear varnish.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
Bison have long been one of my favorite animals. As a kid I was fascinated by them, and recall one of the first times I saw one being amazed at how large they really are. In this painting, I pay homage to this fascination of bison, and imbue it with a kind of magical quality, with decorative elements that blend in or emerge from the animal. In this particular work is viewed at a distance, the decorative elements blend in with the animal; its only as you approach the painting that that the details begin to magically appear. So symbolically, as you get closer, the sense of awe or wonder increases.