Austyn Taylor / Fine Art / Sculpture / Dik-dik

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This most elegant vibrant yellow glazed sculpture captures the essence of the big-eyed (and long-legged) but very small antelope that can be found in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. Called a Dik-dik, these animals are only around 12” tall, and their name comes from the unusually delicate, yet squeaky, alarm call that the females commonly make that sounds like its name. This 9.5" high sculpture of a Dik-dik is yet another example of Austyn's sublime talent.

Austyn says her work is the result of watching too many cartoons in the 80s! The work is accessible for people without a background in art history and esoteric mysticism but also has Easter eggs (hidden meaning or a special discovery) for people into Gilgamesh, Egyptology and Gertie the Dinosaur. "Lucky us, animals that imagine being human." 

From the artist: My work is formed within the populist style of American animation, I give the figures a meta-modernist examination and then pose them to stare self-consciously at the absurdity of our collective humanity. The resulting sculpted and drawn works use “concerned humor” to address subconscious pseudo-spiritual scripts underlying popularly embodied mythologies (psychologies) of self.
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