Arasse Robert Oxley

Arasse

£692.00

Arasse by Robert Oxley – Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

Additional Information

Artist

Robert Oxley

Medium

Hand Embellished Giclee On Box Canvas

Edition Size

50

Image Size

36″ x 36″

Availability

Limited Availability

Product Description

Arasse Robert Oxley

As a little boy, Robert dreamed of becoming a zoo keeper. Today, the lions, tigers and elephants that roamed his imagination are given new life in his dazzling paintings.

He has returned for 2017 with Instinct: a collection inspired by his love of music and animals.

“When I created this body of work I wanted to take natural history painting in a new direction, I had been committed to natural history painting for 20 years and needed to find my own voice in a genre which is all technique and little imagination. My work is in part about my history in wildlife art and then deconstructing it – washing it away to reveal another way of conveying wildlife for myself.”  “My work appears loose and free but is in fact complex, which is what nature is all about.”

the antlers of the stag Sit high on a wall Embedded in a wooden shield

The trophy of a forgotten battle A great feat of courage In long years past

The wood of the shield Now rotten and faded And the antlers porous and brittle

Time has not treated the trophy well Nor has the memory Of the men that sit below it

For none could now say As they sit by the fires That they knew the man

Who brought the great stag to its knees

The Great Stag A poem by Hadrian Veska