"Bula Matari" (1998)

"Bula Matari," 1998
Watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper, 60 1/2 x 119 7/8 inches
Collection of Janice and Mickey Cartin
Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

"I am doing the kind of research that legitimate natural history artists do, but I do it in a very lazy way compared to them. I don’t want to ever pretend that I’m like one of those guys. There is another level to this sort of natural history-art thing that actually doesn’t interest me, but I do a kind of imitation of it."

- Walton Ford