<Aaron Delehanty's portfolio>

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The artwork below goes back as early as my MFA program at the San Francisco Art Institute 9 years ago (see Hamlet, Trails, Sound & Polar).  From 2008 to 13 I was interested in urban studies and mankind's encroachment on nature (see Flock (visible city) & Stampede).  My recent work, the dioramas, are from the current period where I am working with Scientists at the Field Museum to build accurate scenes of a few villages in neolithic China, as well as a full-sized diorama on hyenas.  It involves research and is truly interdisciplinary.

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Hemudu Diorama for the Cyrus Tang Hall of China, Field Museum
Oil on board backdrop, mixed media foreground.
Three feet by three feet by three feet
2014-5

Scale 1:48

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Hemudu Diorama detail of a Neolithic Chinese village.  Every detail was worked on in consultation with Field Museum scientists, truly interdisciplinary.  Notice the woman cooking rice, a woman weaving, man gathering fruit.  Details were added based on remains found, with artistic additions based on informed guess work.   

Yangshao Diorama
3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet
Oil Painting in the backdrop, mixed media in the foreground
2014-5

Scale 1:48

Detail of the Yangshao diorama of a Neolithic Chinese village.  I worked very closely with anthropologist and archeologist to make the most accurate diorama on this culture that we can, based on what we know.  Notice the group of women making pottery, the men skinning a deer, men building a new house, and the use of kilns to fire clay.

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Longshan Diorama for the Cyrus Tang Hall of China, Field Museum
96 inches by 36 inches by 36 inches
Oil on board in the backdrop, mixed media in the foreground
2014-5

Scale 1:24 on left, Scale 1:200 on the right

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Longshan Diorama detail of a 50,000 person Neolithic city.  This is on the right hand side of the large Longshan diorama.  I worked closely with museum staff to bring this large 5000 year ago city to life

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The Gator is in the Street
22 inches by 30 inches
Ink on paper
2014

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New Urbanism confuses the Rhino
48 inches by 36 inches
Ink on paper
2014

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Elephant Moves
48 inches by 36 inches
Inks on paper
2015

Stampede

66 by 96 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, beeswax on linen
20011-2

The Hunt

16 Inches by 23 inches

Oil on board,   2015

 

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Flock (Visible City)
66 by 96 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, beeswax on linen
2008-09

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Crowdsource
31 inches by 44 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, colored pencil and charcoal on canvass
2010-11

I am currently at work building a life-sized diorama on spotted hyenas for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.  I am the Muralist.  With the replications shop help I am making an exact replica of a very certain ecosystem in Somalia- from its plant life, soil, climate and geology.  Taxidermic hyenas will be placed front stage.

 

Blackout

19 inches by 26 inches
Oil and beeswax on board
2010

Sky Panther
36 inches by 54 inches
Oil on linen
2013

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Polar
80 by 60 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, beeswax on linen
2007

Trails
80 by 60 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, on linen
2006

Sound
80 by 60 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, beeswax on linen
2007

Hamlet
80 by 60 inches
Egg-oil emulsion, oil, beeswax on linen
2006-7

 

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