Know fear

24.00"W x 18.00"H x 1.5"D

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Jill Alo


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: contemporary art, wild animals, campfire, deer, landscape-river-deer-trees-rocks-nature

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2015

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The surfer expression, Know Fear, could be a motto for deer, too.
Surfers use it to remind themselves not to take unnecessary chances, but to acknowledge fear and be alert for danger.
I learned a lot from my surfer buddies when living on Maui.
Never did get proficient on a board, but hanging with surfers was memorable.
When I lived in Texas, deer were fair game for hunters during the season--i always hoped the deer would stay alert, not go to deer feeders, and sniff out those hunters a mile away.

I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a lot of freedom and outdoors to run around in. All my grandparents were immigrants so I grew up with an outsider's eyes. I'm interested in making art about life, not so much art about art. Moved to Austin for my BFA at UT -- so much talent there, colleagues pushing their media techniques and working out new processes to capture the best image. A really good environment for Artists but still developing as a place for collectors. Then we had a chance to move to northern Arizona in 2016, and here we are! Can't wait to see how this vast landscape influences Alo images.

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