"All Out" by Josh Bunch
''Spanky'' Bunch has established himself as one of Kentucky's most influential creative voices. As a visual artist he has become best known for his colorful, mixed media works, that depict frenetic scenes of Appalachian life, music and spirituality. His work is both colorful and dynamic, confronting the viewer with overflowing movement, saturation, and texture. A graduate of the prestigious Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts program, Spanky Josh grew up in a community of Williamsburg, Kentucky, known as ''Slabtown." Josh hopes, that through his artistic expression, he might
gain a favorable audience for discussion of the issues facing Eastern KY. ''
The work created for the 2019 Unbridled Eve Charity Auction took several months to complete, and incorporated the talents of a diverse group of local craftsmen. Josh began this piece by hand painting the original artwork on gallery stretched canvas, using a variety of mult-media material and techniques. When the painting was completed, the art was photographed in high resolution by Kentucky photographer, Mark Mefford. The black paint in the finished product was created with Eastern Kentucky coal dust.The one of a kind frame was fabricated completely from scratch.