The Death By Explosion Of Moons And Keyholes by Mark Sheeky

G186A The Death By Explosion Of Moons And Keyholes
Oil, plaster and cubic zirconia on panel
Aug to Oct 2009, Size 264x371 mm

Detail from The Death By Explosion Of Moons And Keyholes by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
Painted on the theme of liberation, the picture is about the destruction of sadness with joy, the spark of that moment when love is unlocked.

Moons form keyholes and lighthouses shine out in the darkness. Suddenly a green shoot of joy explodes and lights up the scene, a newborn sprig, clutching a rod of gold.

Technical details
This picture took many months to create and uses ultra-thin and ultra-delicate plaster sections in relief. The floor slopes towards the viewer as the perspective recedes to give an illusion of depth. A synthetic diamond forms the glittering fist of the green shoot.