Rhino by Mark Sheeky

G131A Rhino
Oil on panel
Sep 2007 to May 2008, Size 234x336 mm

About this painting
This is a more accomplished version of one of my earliest paintings. Rhinos are a species near the edge of extinction and this picture with a dreamy, almost nostalgic, feel aims to create an impression of both the creatures themselves and their precarious situation. The symbolism of the work perhaps conveys a second meaning of ageing, a loss of youth and love.

The eye of a rhinoceros looks out over a dreamy landscape. Trees become legs, then stone columns in a plain of rocks and bones. The leaping fish is the only sign of life in this desert of statues.

Rhino (Original)
Private collection.

Rhino (Signed Limited Edition Reproduction, Of 100)
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