Subject Tags: wild bear, wild animals, animal art, animal painting, fable, morality tale, david and goliath, goliath, biblical, bible story, bible, washes, spatter, red, action, abstract, grizzly, bear
Size: 20"W x 28"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2014
In this series I took some favorite Bible narratives from my youth and viewed them through the lens of fable. Portraying these familiar characters as animals gave me a platform to depict traits and emotions not revealed in the text of the stories. During this process of exploring these characters I often found myself sympathizing with their humanity, whereas when I was a child the doubting, questioning, and other “weaknesses” were unsavory and undesirable characteristics. These characters fascinate me and hold a special place in my heart.
Sarah Tenney is a lifelong creator whose forte is painting. Since earning a BFA she has shown her work a few dozen times and has collectors across the US, Canada and Australia. Sarah enjoys animals, children's literature and laughing with her witty husband. They live in Denver with their two precocious little boys and a pair of personable cats.