In Pursuit

Lyell Castonguay
In Pursuit, 2018
Woodcut print on paper
96″ x 40″
Edition of 8
$6000 unframed

In Pursuit captures the life and death struggle of an Great White Egret attempting to snatch a crayfish from the river depths.  The scene is intended to be chaotic so Castonguay developed a composition that plunges downward leading the viewers eye to the crayfish – a casualty in this nature inspired melodrama.  Castonguay has a strong affinity for all things wild, especially birds, which he depicts frequently in various confrontational situations.  This print was featured at Art Gym Denver in conjunction with Mo’Print 2018.