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Will L. Eskridge

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20161111133634-the-tides-they-are-changing-animal-artist-art-painting-will-eskridge
The Tides They Are Changing, 2016 Acrylic And Latex Paint On Canvas 48 X 72 Inches © Will Eskridge
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Master of the Polarsphere, 2016 Acrylic And Latex Paint On Canvas 48 X 72 Inches © Will Eskridge
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O-Washi, 2015 Oil On Wood 32x48" © Will Eskridge
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Biggest Cracker, 2015 Gouache On Paper 9x12 © Will Eskridge
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Reintroduction, 2015 Gouache On Paper 18x24" © Will Eskridge
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Fracking the Code, 2015 Gouache On Paper 9x12" © Will Eskridge
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Arctic Circles, 2014 Oil On Wood Panel 32 X 48 X 2.75 Inches © 2014
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C is for Carl, 2014 Oil On Canvas 16 X 20 X .5 Inches © 2014
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Fowl Clutter, 2014 Oil On Wood 48x32" © 2014
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Random Access Memory, 2014 Oil On Wood Panel 32 X 48 X 2.75 Inches © 2014
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Sitting Ducks Unlimited, 2014 Oil On Wood 32x48" © 2014
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Stay Hungry, 2015 Oil On Canvas 11x14 © Will L. Eskridge
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Return to Predator, 2015 Oil On Canvas 11x14 © Will L. Eskridge
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To The Moon and Back, 2016 Acrylic And Latex Paint On Canvas 18 X 24 Inches © Will Eskridge
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All Natural, 2015 Oil On Canvas 11x14 © Will L. Eskridge
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Wolf City Resident 6, 2015 Oil On Wood 6x6 © Will L. Eskridge
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Walking on Sunshine, 2015 Oil On Wood 48x48 Inches © 2015 Will L. Eskridge
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Snuggle Up, It's Going To Get Cold, 2015 Oil On Wood 48 X 48 X 1.75 Inches © 2015
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Ursidae Curiosity, 2015 Oil On Wood 9 X 12 X 2 Inches © 2015 Will L. Eskridge
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Kings Mountain, NC
Birth year
1976
Lives in
Athens, GA
Works in
Athens, GA
Schools
North Carolina School of the Arts, 1994, High School Diploma
The School of Visual Arts Savannah and New York, 1995
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 1999, Bachelor of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary
Tags
environmental, animal-art surrealism, animal, animals, animal-art, painting, surrealism
Artist's Statement

I have long been fascinated by the idiosyncrasies and behavior of animals. There are secrets to other animals that we, as humans, can not comprehend. These mysteries are not unlike those of the universe. The more that is explored, the more secrets are revealed to be decrypted. Layers cover layers that cover more layers. Science and technology can crack parts of the code and unveil some of the nuances of the unfathomable, but it is only the universe as a whole that understands. For instance, we can speculate with scientific knowledge, but no one knows exactly what an animal is thinking, except for the animal.

In my work, the multi-colored drips are layered on top of each other to create visual and actual texture evoking the mysteries behind the animal kingdom. The sphere, pyramid and other basic geometric motifs beckon the beginning of human’s understanding of the world. All of these secrets are surrounded by more mysteries of the universe covered by the solid matte, waiting to be discovered.