Red Stag Challenge
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Edition No: 12
21" x 26"
“Here is a stag in rut, a month of sex and warfare, little food and constant effort. This fabulous animal in his prime is nearing the end of the rut with his belly hollow. With the bellow the eyes roll back, the neck extends, the belly of indigestible heather and course grasses heaves up into the rib cage.
There is always a balance to be struck in describing an anatomy and here the accurate study of proportion and build, of knock-kneed back legs and the bow and sweep of a set of antlers forms the bedrock on which finish and surface are used to suggest more about the ruggedness of the animal and his surroundings.”