In Quest of the Holy Snail

Date:
2010
Series:
A Garden of Ordinary Miracles
Medium:
Gouache on paper diptych
Dimensions:
96 x 72 inches, overall
Credit Line:
Courtesy of the artist

To get the look he wanted, Zakanitch created each painting in A Garden of Ordinary Miracles
on two sheets of paper. This gave him the flexibility to play with the composition of
In Quest of the Holy Snail
as pure ornament, flipping the design for an entirely different visual experience. Now a gleeful proliferation of colorful circles part to reveal a secret menagerie of creatures awaiting close inspection: a cockatoo, butterflies, bugs, squirrels thinking of nuts,
and an owlet asking “Whoo?”