Thou Shalt Fetch
|Title||Thou Shalt Fetch|
|Paper Size (W x H)||16 x 12 ins|
Gary Bunt paints a naive world, where simple pleasures are valued and cherished. In Jesus Sayeth Fetch and his Dog Did Not Fetch, Bunt evokes Christian teachings and tells a story which is filled with warmth and humour. He wants the image to depict his faith in a new and contemporary manner. The painting’s title, Thou Shalt Fetch, does not directly relate to a particular psalm, it refers instead to Bunt’s highly individualized and loose interpretation of different Christian messages. Jesus Sayeth Fetch and his Dog Did Not Fetch tells a story that is built around a simple gesture and a mischievous dog. In Bunt’s paintings, animals are used to define the people depicted; they are the jester in the drama pointing the way to a smile or a laugh or just an acknowledgment of life’s contradictions. In this particular painting, Jesus asks the dog to fetch, However the dog shows no interest in his master’s game and ignores his demands. The dog wanders off in the opposite direction. Mankind is always at the mercy of the natural world!
Each print is hand signed by the artist and hand numbered.
About the Artist
Gary Bunt, a professional musician who beat a number of personal challenges only to find that he had cancer, discovered painting as the best way to escape from what he describes as his “torment”.Find out more