Daedalus Supervising The Construction Of The Labyrinth by Mark Sheeky

G706A Daedalus Supervising The Construction Of The Labyrinth
Oil on dibond
Jan to Sep 2014, Size 450x450 mm

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About this painting
Inspired by the theme of labyrinth, this was one of many rich ideas developed on the theme. This painting is about the birth and foundation of ideas, Daedalus the master craftsman, but also and more-so the birth of a personality from childhood.

A child figure stands atop a tower, arms spread, and conducting a distant subterranean construction, the hammering of a labyrinth in a hulking mountain shaped like a bull.

One top of the mountain, a lonely castle with caged bars. The whole scene is watched by the artist on the top left, and two melting figures in the lower right, concerned parents from an earlier painting Two Parents Looking At A Very Isolated Child.

On the left, a child casts a shadow as he grasps a ribbon, like the string of a balloon, the symbol of childish dreams, flying up, through a mind and transforming into an angel.

Technical details
This work is painted on dibond; twin aluminium sheets with a plastic core to give the best of both materials. This makes an excellent, smooth and non absorbent surface for fine art.