Excited to share my new painting Ouroboros. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are actually melanistic leopards while those in the Americas are melanistic jaguars. Beauty and protection are among much of the symbolism behind panthers while the snake is seen as a symbol of rebirth. Ouroboros is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high, and you can view it (as well as the rest of the series) online here: https://amyguidry.com/ouroboros.html.
Very excited to reveal my new painting, Bestow, created for WOW x WOW’s upcoming online exhibition, “Super Reverie.” Bestow is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 6″ high. I’ve been fascinated by ocelots since a very young age. (And apparently Surrealist painter Salvador Dali is a fan.) As mentioned before, I knew all the big cats so well I could identify them solely by their patterning (without seeing their faces). I paired the ocelot and bees in this piece because of their similar colors and patterns. Because of bees, plants are pollinated and ultimately provide food systems for all animals. The bees surround the ocelot and adorn his head as if they are bestowing him with life. The human eye refers to our connection with all of nature. You can view the painting online here: https://amyguidry.com/bestow.html.
This is a sneak preview of sorts of my new painting Interconnect which will be part of Gristle Art Gallery’s “Floriography” exhibition. It was selected as a promotional image for the show, so I’ll be posting the full image (sans text) once the exhibit opens. If you are or will be in Brooklyn, New York anytime soon, the exhibition will be up March 10th through May 5th. There will be an opening reception this Saturday, March 10th from 7-9pm. More details here: https://www.gristleartgallery.com/current.html.