The Hunting Owl

Blue Graphite and Gouache on Rives BFK, 16″ x 16″, 2015.

A young boy is hunting in the woods. The gun is as long as he and the small puff of clouds mirroring his breath are the only evidence of his camouflaged body. Slowly he creeps up on a shadowy shape in the rafters of the old oak trees. A shot rings out and the shape drops heavily before the young hunter. In the very last second the boy will swear the owl was looking directly at him. And that realization has haunted the old hunter to this very day…

The Hunting Owl by Josh Hunter

The Hunting Owl by Josh Hunter

Inside a Digital Cloud

Red Graphite on Rives BFK, 16″ x 18″, 2015.

Inside A Digital Cloud by Josh Hunter

Inside A Digital Cloud by Josh Hunter

Inside A Digital Cloud detail

Inside A Digital Cloud detail

The Hatchling

Ink on Toned Paper, 14″ x 14″, 2015.

The Hatchling by Josh Hunter

The Hatchling by Josh Hunter

The Hatchling (detail) by Josh Hunter

The Hatchling (detail) by Josh Hunter

The Fountain of Youth

Blue Graphite and Acrylic Highlights in Moleskine Journal, 5″ x 8″, 2014.

I created this sketch while on my honeymoon in Bali. An old man disguising himself as a fountain slips into a beautiful garden where a young woman comes often to rest. Unbeknownst to the old man’s trickery, she bathes in the warm waters as she’s silently pierced by the old man’s dreams, of her.

The Fountain of Youth, Blue Graphite in Moleskine

The Fountain of Youth, Blue Graphite in Moleskine

Exhaustion

Ink on Toned Paper, 11″ x 14″, 2014.

In those heavy breaths that cannot fill the lungs enough, exhaustion melts away the space between the body and floor. Gravity is liquid and fragility is heavy.

Exhaustion. Ink on Toned Paper, 11" x 14". Josh Hunter, 2014.

Exhaustion. Ink on Toned Paper, 11″ x 14″. Josh Hunter, 2014.

Exhaustion (detail).

Exhaustion (detail).

Exhaustion (detail).

Exhaustion (detail).

 

 

The Launch

Ink on Toned Paper, 11″ x 14″, 2013.

The Launch, Ink on Toned Paper. 11" x 14", 2013. Josh Hunter

The Launch, Ink on Toned Paper. 11″ x 14″, 2013. Josh Hunter

The Launch. Josh Hunter, 2014.

The Launch. Josh Hunter, 2014.

The Launch (detail).

The Launch (detail).

 

 

 

 

 

The Stumbling Man

Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper. 30″ x 22″, 2014.

The Stumbling Man, by Josh Hunter

The Stumbling Man, by Josh Hunter

The Stumbling Man (detail).

The Stumbling Man (detail).