Walton Ford
May 7, 2003 10:33 PM   Subscribe

Walton Ford, 1,2,3: Nature Boy.
posted by hama7 (13 comments total)
[many thanks to Speckledpaint]
posted by hama7 at 10:34 PM on May 7, 2003

This guy is awesome. Good post.
posted by Hildago at 10:49 PM on May 7, 2003

Extremely cool. It took me a few minutes to realise that there was more than first met the eye here (it's late), but wow. I'd love to see these in person, the quality of the painting is really startling, they're somehow very flat and stylized (vaguely reminiscent of someone like George Stubbs and/or traditional Japanese art) and at the same time very three-dimensional and real and alive. Thanks for this, he seems like a very intriguing artist.

[this is good]
posted by biscotti at 10:55 PM on May 7, 2003

Absolutely stunning work. Anyone who can keep their sanity after doing so many nine color prints really deserves a monument erected in their honor.
posted by Kikkoman at 10:57 PM on May 7, 2003

Thankyou hama7!
posted by plep at 11:06 PM on May 7, 2003

Note to self: check this shit out when you visit NYC. Thanks man. Cool article.
posted by kavasa at 11:47 PM on May 7, 2003

what about that guy who cut off his own arm to get out from under a boulder?
posted by shoos at 12:33 AM on May 8, 2003

Ford's work is stunning. Saw a great show of his at Bowdoin College in Maine a few years ago. His brand of well executed painting combined with fascinating subject matter make him stand out from the mostly dreadful gallery fare around these days.
posted by anathema at 6:05 AM on May 8, 2003

Plus, it's hard to go wrong with monkeys.
posted by anathema at 6:06 AM on May 8, 2003

Great stuff, hama7, thanks!

And I don't mean to derail the thread, but what's up with Speckled Paint, the source of the link? It's "Finis"?
posted by eyebeam at 6:16 AM on May 8, 2003

Fantastic - thanks!
posted by dmo at 6:20 AM on May 8, 2003

It's "Finis"?

I hope not. It's one of the best sites I've ever seen, with wonderful links galore.

Let's hope it's temporary.
posted by hama7 at 6:25 AM on May 8, 2003

His work is awesome, hama7 - cool stuff - beautiful, quirky, dangerous and erotic. I like this series.

Thanks for introducing me to him. Ain't the web grand, that you can find this stuff that you otherwise might not see? And you certainly do find some choice picks, hama! Keep on keepin on, I love your finds.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:02 PM on May 8, 2003

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