"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
PREVIEW: Walton Ford in Season 2 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2003)
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Walton Ford adapted his talents as a storyteller to his unique style of large-scale watercolor. Blending depictions of natural history with political commentary, Ford's meticulous paintings satirize the history of colonialism and the continuing impact of slavery and other forms of political oppression on today's social and environmental landscape.
Walton Ford is featured in the Season 2 episode "Humor" of the Art21 series "Art in the Twenty-First Century".