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The Silkworm by Mark Sheeky
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G165A
The Silkworm
Oil on panel
Jan to Mar 2009
Size 400x556 mm

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About this painting
Painted for a competition with the theme of silk. The silk moth is wholly dependent on humans for survival. Born to make silk commercially, it, like its ancestors and descendents, could be said to live a life of exploitation.

The figure is nailed and shackled to the sky. His brown moth colours and hairs mimic those of the distorted silk moth on the left. His penis is coloured like a silk worm, pulled to a thread and wrapped around the turning axis of a windmill in the green silk landscape below.

Awards and Exhibitions
2009: Jobling Gowler Art Competition (commended).
2010: The Second Cubby Hole Exhibition (exhibited).

The Silkworm
Price: 645
This painting is framed.
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