Will L. Eskridge
The School of Visual Arts Savannah and New York, 1995
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 1999, Bachelor of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary
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.