The Death of Socialism by its Own Hand by Mark Sheeky

G156A The Death of Socialism by its Own Hand
Oil on panel
Aug to Nov 2008, Size 567x745 mm

Detail from The Death of Socialism by its Own Hand by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
This painting is about the British Labour party of the time, a 2008 prediction of its demise due to the devolution of political power to Scotland and Wales, once Labour heartlands but now home to rampant of nationalism. Like many of my ideas, the concept came from an instant sketch; the title and whole image appearing at once.

A twisted root lies crucified on a flag, the flag of Scotland. From the skull bursts a red flower. The root is dry, dead, hanged. A monument.

The Death of Socialism by its Own Hand
Price: 540.00
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