“I loved the country so that I was happy as you after you have been with a woman that you really love, when, empty, you feel it welling up again and there it is and you can never have it all and yet what there is, now, you can have, and you want more and more, to have, and be, and live in, to possess now again for always, for that long, sudden-ended always.”
—Ernest Hemingway in Green Hills of Africa.
Don't Miss This Summer
August 7-26, 2012
Guy Combes & Andrew Denman are featured
in a joint exhibition “Old World-New World: The
Wildlife Art of Guy Combes & Andrew Denman”
at the Nature in Art Museum in Gloucester, UK.
by Todd Wilkinson
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATOR, not so far from where archaeologists unearthed early human bones in the Great Rift Valley, the start of east African summer is fragrant with green-up. Sonically, it is a boisterous time, with baying young quadrupeds and birdsong broadcast though the gaps by hundreds of species. Normally the season is about regeneration.
Every December for nearly a decade, Kathryn Combes and Alan Binks have encountered a painful, indescribable void that does not go away. In 2011, Combes posted a simple photograph (above) on Facebook. She does not need to elaborate on what happened inside the tranquil-appearing scene; her friends know. Her sweet remembrance held only these words: “The last view...
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Post Date:February 9th, 2012
'Simon Combes was one of the world's best-known wildlife artists. After he died tragically from a Cape buffalo attack in 2004, his son, Guy, was left to not only cope with loss but also to find his own path forward as an artist. This is that story. In summer 2012, Guy Combes is featured in a two-man exhibition along with American Andrew Denman at the Nature In Art Museum in England.