PLAIN BROTHERHOOD

$80.00

OIL ON BOARD, 1999

20″ X 24″

Silver and gold strands of rain and sunlight are strung, harp-wise, from the sinewy, strong legs to bass clef wing plumes of a male ostrich with negligee of black belly feathers. Black-backed, pink-palmed, male hands, modelled on my hands, emerge like primary feathers from white coverts and fiery secondary feathers in the wings of crowned cranes, mutually supporting each other’s one-legged stance. The hands stretch out to pluck the harp strings. Wet season gives way to dry, across a sinuous path on which two warriors stand one-legged, spear-supported to left or right, vigilant yet content and open-handed in the generosity of their unconditional love. Swallowtail butterflies link darkness and light from giraffes to zebras. Acacias transform stems to leaves. An egg cracks open, perpendicular to the hatching plane to reveal – what? This is where I came from.

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Description

Professionally printed giclee canvas prints which maintain the texture, color and look of the original paintings. The loose canvas prints are reproduced on acid and lignin free cotton-poly exhibition canvas with an elegantly textured matte finish and wide color gamut. The canvas base is enhanced with plastic polymers and a UV-inhibiting coating ready for gallery wrapping. Dimensions are approximate to the nearest inch and do not include an additional one-inch perimeter.

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About the Artist

Dr. Alan Rayner has been expressing awareness of Natural Inclusion through his art for over fifty years using oils, acrylics, watercolors and inks on a variety of surfaces. He has acquired a colorful, technically unrefined, symbolic style in order to depict imaginary scenes that would come into mind ‘out of the blue’ while drawing inspiration from the natural world. 

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