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 Blue J

Gouache, Ink and Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 30″ x 30″, 2014.

A little boy finds a dead blue jay. Mesmerized by its beauty, he quietly brings it home to his family’s back porch where he silently site and unfolds each and every wing with childlike awe and perfection ensuring it last moments are not spent alone.

The Blue J. Gouache, Ink and Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper. 30" x 30",  Josh Hunter, 2014.

The Blue J. Gouache, Ink and Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper. 30″ x 30″, Josh Hunter, 2014.

The Blue J (detail).

The Blue J (detail).

The Blue J (detail).

The Blue J (detail).

The Blue J (detail).

The Blue J (detail).

 

 

 

The Salt Fountain

Ink on Toned Paper, 9″ x 12″, 2014.

This is the story of a woman who has been living in a pool of her own tears, oblivious to the world around her. I think she’s cried so much she’s not even feeling her pain any longer. For her, it just feels good to feel something. But the world unfolds and she’s oblivious to it all. She’s a creator. We all know people like this – and sometimes you just want to grab them by the shoulders and shake them from their sleep. You want to tell them, “Look out at the ocean, there are whales breaching! Look up in the sky, someone is celebrating their 100th birthday and has released 100 balloons! Airplanes are soaring and Poppies are wrapping themselves around the unexplainable magic of it all.” Sometimes I wish I was better about shaking those people.

The Salt Fountain, Josh Hunter, 2014.

The Salt Fountain, Josh Hunter, 2014.

The Salt Fountain (detail).

The Salt Fountain (detail).

The Salt Fountain (detail).

The Salt Fountain (detail).

 

 

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).