yum walton ford has a new taschen book, Pancha Tantra (by s)

LOVE this artist
he has a new Taschen book coming out::
Beautiful Beasts: With Murderous Intent

Walton Ford thinks you’re an animal

the_forsaken_1999 walton ford

the_forsaken_1999 walton ford

At first glance, Walton Ford’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the ‘operatic’ nature of traditional natural history themes. The beasts and birds populating this contemporary artist’s life-size paintings are never mere objects, but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreak havoc on a formal dinner table, an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. The book’s title derives from The Pancha Tantra, an ancient Indian book of animal tales considered the precursor to Aesop’s Fables.

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i am flowers on the side of the road. 'yes' and 'joy' are important to me. i may not re-read what i write, and i never won a spelling bee, but i do hope you enjoy. the world is getting larger, and i fear our 'human-ness' is growing smaller. this is my attempt to connect. i do love you and i do miss you, so this is my hand reaching out so we can all be love <3
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One Response to yum walton ford has a new taschen book, Pancha Tantra (by s)

  1. corrie says:

    OMG! this is exciting! i looooooove Walton Ford’s paintings/drawings!!!!

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