Hunt Slonem (b.1951-)
Lories Bayou, 2008
Oil on wood
29.5 x 26 inches
Framed Dimensions: 35h x 32w x 3d inches
For Slonem the decorative feathers of the birds- the ornamental skin of animals in general – suggests their inner goodness, that is indicates they belong to a better more innocent world and our own. They have been created by nature but their decorative appearance – which in Slonem’s painting is abstracted into an autonomous, pure surface, intensifying it without losing its organic flavor, make them seem particularly supernatural.