There’s always one isn’t there? You think you’ve got the perfect shot, everybody’s mouthing the word ‘cheese’ (admittedly a bit strange when they’re responsible for producing it) and the shutter goes. Next thing you know the film’s developed and some fool is either pulling a face or dangling upside down in the top left hand corner of the shot. You know who you are. Still, this takes nothing away from Caroline Shotton’s brand spankingly new contemporary animal humour study witnessed here in all of its bovine pride and glory.
‘Rawhide’ is presented at this time of asking in the context of a giclee on boxed canvas study, measuring some 42” x 26” and looking similar to one of those ‘magic pictures’ at first glance, which were all the rage a few years ago. It isn’t, although it’s visually magical in its own charming and resolutely Shotton-esque way. And on this basis will help explain why it will disappear from our gallery (and warehouse shelves) in super-quick time. And why subsequently we’d remind you to not deliberate too long over this delightfully whimsical, artist-signed, 150-piece limited edition.