Not this YearThis painting is influenced by the Aesop's Fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare".
The tale uses the two animal's differences in speed to highlight a fatal flaw within supposed perceived certainty. The hare possesses all of the essential qualities to beat the tortoise in a race, however the tortoise uses his wit in order to overcome near certain defeat. Just like in life, you may have a great skill, one which everyone acknowledges, but having great skill and using them to your full capacity are not mutually exclusive to one another. In the painting, I wish to show that clearly the Tortoise is out matched, yet year after year he wins. Not because he is slow and steady, but because the Hare is not living up to his potential skills.
48" x 48"
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas