Given the wildly worldly hunting tales told in the post below (by so many very well-travelled readers!), the theme continues...
Brooklyn artist Matthew Benedict tells tales of mystery through trompe l'oeil and 20th century adventure story-inspired paintings. Death, he says, is the "greatest mystery story of all." He explores that in The Killers (2009)...
...and in Requiem (2008-2009) where he displays Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem of that name on the spines of the books. A portrait of the author hangs on the right panel.
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This is the verse you grave for me:
'Here he lies where he longed to be;
Here is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.'
Benedict's "Mystery Stories" are on display at the Alexander and Bonin Gallery through May 2.