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Who Taught Little Ducklings to Dance …

Graphite pencil, ink, conté, carbon, oils, liquin on board
610 x 910 mm
Signed
Framed

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At the heart of all his work to date, is Ray Ching’s obvious great empathy for his avian subjects – those from New Zealand in particular. While a conservation message has never been a conscious part of his work, he has stated his determination to contribute to the raising of public awareness of the precarious state of our endangered birds. The Voyage can therefore be viewed as an extension of the artist’s own voyage of discovery, revealing his masterful understanding of the many members of the natural world. At the same time, his subjects’ utopic undertaking could be seen as metaphorical as it is mythical; a search for an Arcadian world untroubled by the challenges facing ours in 2019.

At the heart of all his work to date, is Ray Ching’s obvious great empathy for his avian subjects – those from New Zealand in particular. While a conservation message has never been a conscious part of his work, he has stated his determination to contribute to the raising of public awareness of the precarious state of our endangered birds. The Voyage can therefore be viewed as an extension of the artist’s own voyage of discovery, revealing his masterful understanding of the many members of the natural world. At the same time, his subjects’ utopic undertaking could be seen as metaphorical as it is mythical; a search for an Arcadian world untroubled by the challenges facing ours in 2019.

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