Size: 48"W x 48"H x 1.75"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
“Walking on Sunshine” is one from my series “Environmental Habits”. An expressively painted polar bear takes a stroll across a layered red-washed background against a blue-washed sky. Three multi-colored squares are symmetrically placed below the polar bear’s path. The squares are thickly applied representing the chaotic struggle to secure one’s habitat. The title adds to the question of what it means to have a habitat and the relationship between animal and man; who is forcing who out of their environment? As man tries to force nature into compact boxes, nature pushes man back into his own box. Signed and ready to hang.
Originally from Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Will Eskridge attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts/Savannah and earned his B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. With a father as a veterinarian and an artist mother, his affinity for animals and art began when he was in pre-school. Eskridge explores many mediums including film and mixed media, but his true love is painting. Eskridge’s work has been exhibited nationally and collected internationally. Will has roamed the southeast, setting up shop in Charleston, SC, Kings Mountain, NC and Nashville, TN. He now works as a full-time artist and resides in Athens, GA with his wife and their many dogs and cats. Along with art, Will also plays drums, volunteers in animal rescue, and has an ongoing restoration of his beloved 1953 Buick.