Tiger Moving Nowhere At All by Mark Sheeky

G424A Tiger Moving Nowhere At All
Oil on panel
Feb to Jun 2015, Size 560x324mm

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About this painting
Painted for a competition with the theme of Moving, this depicts the precarious ecological position of the tiger. In this painting the tiger is moving to oblivion.

A tiger leaps, yet stays still. Made from rock but also alive, and yet leaping towards the sunset and the eclipse of extinction. A falling figure reinforces this message. The larger black arc and the black sphere divides the picture, making it the abstract shape of a tiger's head.

The stripes hide a hidden falling man, which echo the falling man in the waterfall, falling into a red sea of blood and turmoil. A warning perhaps. Far away and long ago, a hunter, also cast in red, but perhaps this time the red ochre of a cave painting, a distant memory of a time when tigers hunter humans almost to the brink of extinction. Perhaps humanity is taking revenge?

Technical details
The tiger image was created from studies of many images, even including pet tabby cats.

Tiger Moving Nowhere At All
Price: £2470.00
Original for sale. Email sales@marksheeky.com to enquire.

Limited Edition Giclée Reproduction (Limited To 50)
Price: £125.00
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