Saturday, February 6, 2010

THE BASKET BEARERS/ Early Works of Eric Whollem: A Visionary Watercolor Painting


                                                    The Basket Bearers
                                                    by Eric Whollem
                                                    watercolor on paper
                                                    Collection of the artist
                                                    11 1/16" x 9 7/16"
                                                           Copyright by the artist.

The Celestial Farmer

This painting may well be a quintessential example of
whimsy. We see here a curious blend of technologies:
basket weaving and a mechanical contrivance of the
divine husbandsman.

                                                 Figurative abstraction.

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