Thou Shalt Roll Over
|Title||Thou Shalt Roll Over|
|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 Roll Over and his Dog Rolled Over, 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 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 Roll Over and his Dog Rolled Over 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 a wry acknowledgment of life’s contradictions. In this particular painting, the dog is trained to roll over and obediently does so, although it is just a matter of time before the animal springs into action again. Mankind attempts to control the natural world but never for long!
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