David Bates

Red Eyes

1987

David Bates

Red Eyes

1987

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Red Eyes

David Bates
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. Wendell Cherry

In Red Eyes, Bates captures the flora and fauna of America’s southern bayou in his distinctly bold style. Rendered in colors so rich and intense the painting almost appears to glow, snakes slither precariously through the lush undergrowth while up above, herons escape an alligator’s unsuccessful attack, taking flight into a red-orange sky.