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Alex Echo  Artist, Designer, Printmaker and Creative Collaborator

David Bowie, AE2018.
Recherché Editions
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....and there is always more than one!
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The simplicity of Nature Captured with Grace and Elegance .... Hope. #rabbit #alexecho #nature #hope #humble #love #gentleman #luxuryinteriors #home

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." - John Steinbeck. ...
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And then it dawned on me; I remembered my ethos of all art stems from nature! So I relaxed. I stopped thinking commercially and with fear of sales or disappointment and I simply let the paint take over. Like a river, like leaves falling in autumn, like raindrops, I simply let go and moved. I realized that this was not about me as an artist, no, I was the vehicle for nature. It dawned on me that I had the opportunity to create a new species, and each individual rabbit its own individual being. They would be given names. Roman names. Greek names. Named after stars and galaxies and moons. Shakespearian names. Mythical names. They would be their own solar systems. Each one a personality, each one destined for somewhere I had no control over. Each one alive!

I saw the opportunity to simply act as an alchemist or magician and create more nature from nature ~ my nature. The ball started rolling. The paint started flowing! It became fun. Not commercial but rather an adventure in story telling and joy. It became yet another way for me to promote my belief that all earth is one regardless of apparent separation and division… These wonderful little sculptures became a vehicle for my own happiness ~ A way to share happiness. And yet another way to lead people into the arcane and sometimes-ridiculous art world, a world that can be insular and uninviting. These little rabbits are indeed high-art, they are not trinkets ~ they stand on the shoulders of Hepworth and Moore and the are a beacon, a light inviting everyone to come and join the beauty and mystery of art. Some of these little creatures wear tuxedos; some are adorned in flamboyant spectacle. All are friendly. All are humble. All are generous. Each one a work of art!

Enjoy!
Alex Echo
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“Put your hand inside the hat, search with your fingers. He is the light wrapped inside the darkness. That’s the wonder of Rabbit. We think he’s not in the hat. But he is.” ― Mark Andrew Poe ...
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Now we have the model, and we produce 6 large originals. It’s a very big risk but we jump right in not knowing if anyone will like them.
And they sell immediately! I cant be more thrilled because I put my heart and guts into this crazy endeavor and my artistic sponsor Glyn Washington put his financial backbone into it. It was a leap of faith.

With the success of the large scale Rabbits but confronted with the very real world dilemma of these being both very large and very expensive we mulled over the possibility of creating a smaller version solely based on the unbridled love affair people had with this little character. We worked hard on finding again the right balance of size and perhaps more importantly physical aura. A smaller version could not be too big and to small would be terrible. We worked again for about six months debating and considering various sizes and heights. We knew we had something beautiful but it could be ruined by scale and volume. We hit on the magic height of 18 inches tall. It was a size that would fit on a desk or shelf, or even stand alone guarding an entrance or sitting in the garden.

Truthfully, I wasn’t convinced that this smaller version would be successful. I was hesitant in painting the first one. I looked at it and studied it for a couple weeks before applying any paint. I had a row of twenty-five rabbits staring at me for about a month, taunting me, daring me, and cajoling me to give it my best shot… ...
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"Hello, Rabbit," he said, "is that you?"
"Let's pretend it isn't," said Rabbit, "and see what happens." - A.A.Milne ...
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... I’ve been asked to create a little info regarding these sculptures ~ but how do you write about something so natural, so joyful, so elegant, so playful with out sounding daft or sentimentally too lyrical? How do you put into words a process that is simply speaking automatic and hoping not to sound to airy-fairy, spiritual? Being an art history fanatic, and being in awe and in love with many British artists I knew immediately that I wanted to pay homage with my little sculpture to two of my favorites here in Britain, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. I knew instinctually that a sculpture of a rabbit could look like a toy, or kitsch and that I must be very careful in its conception. I knew that I wanted this hare to be spiritual in nature, to be reverent and kind. I wanted it to be a beacon somehow. A talisman of hope, of peace and of our highest aspirations, how do you do this with an animal shape that our subconscious equates with furry little field pets or Bugs Bunny?

It took six months working with a fabricator to get the maquette just right. It took ages to create the proper balance of reverence and joy. I took great care to find the physical form that would be my own and yet celebrate the work of my predecessors Hepworth and Moore. It was an endeavor of patience and love. ...
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"Purple Rain 2"
50 cms X 35cms
Hand painted abstract on a custom cut panel finished with epoxy and framed in a bespoke custom milled white frame.
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The Shape Of Things, and POP HIEROGLYPHS are new directions in my life long trajectory as an artist. The simple explanation ~ I was simply bored with squares and rectangles. As an artist I wanted to explore more than the classic painting format.
The Shape Of Things and POP HIEROGLYPHS explore my fascination with just that, *the shape of things.
Looking at art, looking at culture, examining the simple and the complex found in art history and seeing the zeitgeist of popular culture my eyes have been drawn to the deconstruction of our communication, language and even emotion down to its bare minimums as seen in the common use now of symbol, icon and emoji. From social media I draw from the common visual thread of the emoji ~ the *thumbs up, the smiley face, the OK symbol and countless others and these I call POP HIEROGLYPHS. From our collective conscious I draw from recognisable symbols, *the Bowler Hat Man, the female form, a handgun, raindrops, stars and anything or any shape in front of me. From our culture and art history I pull shapes directly form old master paintings and contemporary masterpieces, including Marilyn Monroe’s yellow hair from Warhol, Rene Magritte’s Pipe from The Treachery of Images, or the actual shape of David Hockney’s mother from his painting “My Parents” or the any number of beautiful profiles from John Singer Sargent.
The possibilities are endless.

As I write this is occurs to me that I am going back to my earliest functions as an artist, back to my first picking up a crayon or pencil, and seeing a dog, a house, or an apple in front of me and my mind and heart trying to make a connection with my hand, the marker and the paper. Perhaps it is not about deconstructing but rather it might be about re-constructing.
I’ll find out…

Alex Echo
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"Cry Laughing" 😂

Original Artwork on bespoke Panel with custom cut white frame #alexecho #emoji #😂 #colour #artistoninstagram #interiordesign #inspiration #theshapeofthings #friyay #contemporaryart #modernart

"The Sun Never Sets"
126 cms x 94 cms
Hand painted abstract on a custom cut panel with epoxy finish framed in a bespoke custom milled white frame.
#alexecho #theshapeofthings #icon
The Shape Of Things, and POP HIEROGLYPHS are new directions in my life long trajectory as an artist. The simple explanation ~ I was simply bored with squares and rectangles. As an artist I wanted to explore more than the classic painting format.

The Shape Of Things and POP HIEROGLYPHS explore my fascination with just that, *the shape of things.

Looking at art, looking at culture, examining the simple and the complex found in art history and seeing the zeitgeist of popular culture my eyes have been drawn to the deconstruction of our communication, language and even emotion down to its bare minimums as seen in the common use now of symbol, icon and emoji. From social media I draw from the common visual thread of the emoji ~ the *thumbs up, the smiley face, the OK symbol and countless others and these I call POP HIEROGLYPHS. From our collective conscious I draw from recognisable symbols, *the Bowler Hat Man, the female form, a handgun, raindrops, stars and anything or any shape in front of me. From our culture and art history I pull shapes directly form old master paintings and contemporary masterpieces, including Marilyn Monroe’s yellow hair from Warhol, Rene Magritte’s Pipe from The Treachery of Images, or the actual shape of David Hockney’s mother from his painting “My Parents” or the any number of beautiful profiles from John Singer Sargent.
The possibilities are endless.

As I write this is occurs to me that I am going back to my earliest functions as an artist, back to my first picking up a crayon or pencil, and seeing a dog, a house, or an apple in front of me and my mind and heart trying to make a connection with my hand, the marker and the paper. Perhaps it is not about deconstructing but rather it might be about re-constructing.
I’ll find out…

Alex Echo
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Floral Alchemy
70 cms x 70 cms *Prime Edition Print
Prime Edition Prints are only available through Alex Echo online. Each Print is only available in an edition run of the Prime Number 23.
Limited availability as these have been selling so much faster than anticipated!
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Rip Tide
70 cms X 70 cms *Prime Edition Print only available from Alex Echo Studios / website details on homepage.
Collectors have been purchasing my Original Paintings through gallery systems worldwide, it is a privilege to be able to produce these paintings individually with care, attention and detail. I have always loved the printing process and have often voiced that I find a certain dignity in a print. With this in mind, I have selected specific originals with the idea of creating a collection of fine art prints in unique edition runs. I can still personally control and oversee the quality of each print, the sustainability of the paper and even the edition run in a unique format. The reason for all this detail? To provide something of intrinsic value and providence that can be enjoyed, collected and cataloged. *Prime Edition Prints will run in a quantity of only 23.
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