Hope by Mark Sheeky

G270A Hope
Oil on panel
Feb 2008 to Jul 2011, Size 173x280 mm

Detail from Hope by Mark Sheeky Detail from Hope by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
A small and delicate painting related to Money Just Running Out.

I felt ill with anxiety on the day I painted this and grasped for something better, for peace and warmth, the sun and the future, of all things the future. I named the painting Hope after the butterfly in an earlier painting, Penalties, which represented hope because of Pandora's box; the evils of the world escaping and looking moth-like, with hope remaining inside.