Jonathan Delafield Cook


Jonathan Delafield Cook

The artists chose a prize bull from the local area to be the subject of this work. The work is about scale but more importantly it is a celebration of the respect and dignity of the animal. On another level it represents a classical symbol of strength and vitality - a life giving image -and in keeping with it symbolic purpose the artist has consciously tried to present it in an icon like manner. The artist aims to make a modern image but one that is part of an ancient tradition of formal representations of the natural world.

Jonathan Delafield Cook trained at the Royal college of Art.

This commission is part of the Arts in Hospital project 'Bringing the Outside In' and was funded through an Arts Council England Lottery award.

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