July 20, 2021
Walton Ford (b. 1960) has been painting large-scale narrative watercolors for 20 years. At first glance, these richly detailed watercolors of animals are reminiscent of the prints of 19th-century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear. However, a closer look reveals a complex and disconcertingly anthropomorphic universe full of symbolism, cryptic humor and allusions to the “operatic” quality of traditional natural history. In this stunning but sinister visual universe, beasts and birds are not mere aesthetic objects but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles.
‘Walton Ford. Pancha Tantra. Updated Edition’ is the most comprehensive survey of Ford’s work to date, with 40 new works, more than 120 additional pages and a timely essay by the artist. The volume offers vivid detail, an in-depth analysis of his oeuvre, a full biography and excerpts from texts that inspired him.
The book is also available in an Art Edition limited to 100 copies, each with a print signed by Walton Ford. For your chance to win a copy of ‘Walton Ford. Pancha Tantra. Updated Edition,’ follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway.