Herd

Daniel McClendon's avatar Daniel McClendon

I generally focus on a single animal subject and let the relationships I showcase in my process dictate the narrative. But I took this piece a step further. "Herd' is a painting comprised of four individual panels grouped together, that highlight the interactions between, not only the materials and processes, but the subjects, as well. The dynamics of a large, moving group of animals is in itself vast, complicated, and beautiful. I like to think of my work as a challenge to the viewer. I showcase my process to the degree that every piece of the "puzzle" is available. It's up to the viewer to decide how much they would like to invest in making a connection and figuring out the "how?" and the "why?". I've had this particular piece in mind for over a year. And I have been waiting for ArtPrize to take it to fruition. For me it's all about my work connecting with a diverse audience... there is no better fit than ArtPrize.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5"
  • Medium: Oil and Acrylic paint on Panel
  • Width: 16' 9"
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 48"