Untitled (Bar of the Egg Eating Egret)

2010

Avery, Charles
Since 2004, Avery's work has focused on a single, epic project, The Islanders. Described by the artist as a 'philosophical allegory', this is an encyclopaedic investigation of an imaginary island and everything it contains, its people, customs, mythology, topography, human history and natural history as seen through the eyes of an explorer. The anonymous protagonist is also a hunter, whose elusive quarry is a mythical beast which no-one has ever seen. In periodic breaks from his never-ending quest for this creature, the explorer brings documentation and material evidence from the Island back to the known world. Helen Luckett
  • Artwork Details: 163.5 x 122cm
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  • Material description: pencil and gouache
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC31/2010

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