Our first Kevin Sloan puzzle, "The Gift Arrives," captivates with its mysterious formality. We asked Sloan about the inspiration behind this painting, and he explained:
Living in Santa Fe I often see prairie dogs in fields around town. They can be pretty comical at times but in particular I was struck one day how they hold something with their two "hands." It made me wonder what I could have them hold, and this painting idea was born. I've often worked with the idea of a parade or processional movement of animals and objects across the canvas and this painting is a variation on that theme.
You can check out more of Sloan's art on his website.