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David Alexander Smith's Paintings and Drawings


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Tiger 2003
Acrylic on Board 26x18cm

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About the Picture

Produced in the style of an illustration, the tiger’s purpose is simple: playful decoration. Whilst not a literal representation of a text, he does follow the form of the illustrations I made for Kipling’s Just So Stories. Structurally I found the idea of an animal touching its nose with its tail amusing. Although a little strained, the tiger’s stripy tail, arched like a snake, tickles his nose. For once I am not trying to be too serious!

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