The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to announce the display of Hunter on the Mark, a gem-carving sculpture on loan from a private collection until mid-2016.
Hunter on the Mark is characterized by a dull color palette, reflecting the brutal conditions of a Russian winter, though there is some color in the man’s green glove, the red barrel of his rifle, and his banded obsidian pants. A close-up of the man’s face reveals a cold but well-rendered visage, including sapphire eyes, a gray mustache, and skin wrinkled by both time and the elements.
The whimsical surprise in Hunter on the Mark is seen in the back of the sculpture, where a rabbit silently hides. Note the flaws in the stone, used to indicate flaws in the rabbit’s fur along its left hind leg and just above the hip.
Images: Rick Wicker.