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Domination of the Fishes by Mark Sheeky
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Domination of the Fishes
Oil on panel
Jul to Sep 2007
Size 268x150 mm

About this painting
A small painting about extinction. This picture uses similar themes to my larger painting Bye Bye Little Fishes.

The theme of the fish is repeated throughout the picture. A silver fish is placed in the sky over an abyss. The hollow outline carved out of the figure indicates the memory of a fish now gone. The rock figure, with arms raised like a sorceror seems to possess or control the landscape. Fish and parts of fish appear in the mountain structure, grasped at by tentacles. The scene is lit with an acidic glowing ring, the iris of a fish.

Technical details

Like many of my paintings, the idea started as a simple idea sketch. After considering the theme and feeling the required emotion, a picture can often appear in an instant flash and is scribbled down. The idea sketch is only the first stage for any composition.

Awards and Exhibitions
2008: Bickerton Summer Art Exhibition 2008 (exhibited).
2009: Lyceum Exhibition 2009 (exhibited).
2010: Does Size Really Matter (exhibited).
2010: The Second Cubby Hole Exhibition (exhibited).
2011: Nantwich Festival Of Arts (exhibited).
2012: Feeling The Pressure (exhibited).

Domination of the Fishes
Price: 505
This painting is framed.
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