The present serigraph is an vibrant example of Hunt Slonem's early printmaking output. In the still life are prized treasures that reflect his childhood: pillows patterned with flora and fauna, palm leaves, a snake plant, a sculpture of an Egyptian pharaoh, and more. As the son of a Navy officer, he and his family frequently moved around the world. Thus in this still life series, created between 1979 and 1981, each object alludes to one of his various childhood homes. These still lifes likewise show his earliest experimentation with patterns of animals, for which he is best known today.
21.88 x 25.25 inches, artwork
30.25 x 33.63 inches, frame
Signed and dated in pencil, lower right
Edition A.P. 4/30 in pencil, lower left
Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, UV5 plexiglass to inhibit fading, and housed in a natural white-washed wooden moulding.
Overall excellent condition.