An Allegory to hunt and collect for the simple things we dream of in life.

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HUNTER GATHERER 1 – Mixed Media painting hunters-gatherers beach passion

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HUNTER GATHERER 1 – Painting hunter beach shells, perpetuating want to collect before the time ends.

For interested buyers, don’t hesitate to ask at this link for a “First in first serve” acquisition of the framed original or number 1 of 25 limited edition acrylic enhanced reproductions.

THE PROVERB

Time to
Watch
Dream
Hunt
Enjoy
Accolades
Discovery
Good desire
One life
Discern
Reward
Win

THE STORY

When I first came to New Zealand I went sightseeing along much of the North Islands East Coast. I admired the beautiful Pacific blue waters, white beaches, unique holiday areas, sunrises, sunsets and batch’s (NZ beach house). The series of photographs developed from Kodak negative film in the mid-’80s became a catalyst for this Mixed Media painting “Hunter-Gatherers 1” beach passion. View “Hunter-Gatherers 2”  for a different painting on the theme.

I worked the artwork in 2010, 2012 and then reworked it in 2013. In 2015 I added the story “Hunter-Gatherers” with the louvers, Heron, and canvas painted shell squares.

It seems I was never satisfied with the original and just kept adding new ideas. Perhaps a true reflection of an artist with no end of ideas.

The thoughts behind the artwork came while watching people walking the beach hunting and gathering bits and pieces. The take-home mementos and edibles that fulfilled a want to collect.

While painting the artwork I noted all the creation has within it the hunter-gatherer motivation. To tell the story as a parable I added the shells and pearl as a symbolic twist. The adventure to paint the details of what some want to collect.

We all hunt to gather

If you think about it, we are all hunting to gather. Whether we seek information about our origins, information to create technologies, a companion to love, a worm for dinner, a divine to talk to … we are on the hunt. The essence of living is a perpetual motion before the end of time … or our use-by date.

We hunt for money, love, peace, God, vocational guidance, or the perfect cake baked to feed children.

You may see the parable in this Mixed Media painting hunter-gatherers beach passion.

The philosopher’s thoughts

What about the philosopher’s desire to seek the meaning of life, the religious persons desire to please their chosen Gods, the business persons desire to hunt and gather profits or the scientists desire to find answers in the universe? We all hunt to gather.

Then there is the lion’s desire to hunt and gather an antelope and feed its young, the young woman’s passion to bed a man for love or the alcoholics desire to get drunk and forget their pain for a season. We all, hunt to live out a desire whether for good or evil (evil, having a destructive power to it which harms the good). Some hunt for murder, some hunt to rob a bank, some hunt for rape, some hunt to pervert justice with perjury, these are evil desires.

Most hunt to have peace, security, love, and wisdom of purpose in building a nest in which to house our cultures and gathered collectibles.

All of us, being hunter-gatherers, may ask this question from our free will. “What are the desires we hunt for and what is it we want to gather before our race is run”?

You’ve got it!!!! … “You hunter-gatherer”.

 


STATUS and MATERIALS

ORIGINAL FOR SALE  * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered around $8,000
Painted with artist oils, acrylics, watercolor airbrush on, gesso primed New Zealand hardboard. Gloss dammar and Iso Guard varnish protection.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.

25 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
Please ask about the price and sizes.

75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS * 
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150  |  650 x short side – $925
Printed on long-life archival canvas. Protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145  |  420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival spray.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images from “Hunters and Collectors 1″ is planned to be exhibited on Women’s Fashions through Vida and multiple product lines at Fine Art America


SHIPPING
  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.

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