Spraypaint and emulsion on reclaimed wood. From Franks 'Corpus Opus' (Body of work) These paintings encourage the viewer to contemplate the relationship between the natural and the manmade as symbols for the distribution of wealth and power in capitalist society. The fish in the painting follow on from the fish in the flagship piece of this series - 'Everriculum pro Vino' and the Fish in the Fishtank mural on Portobello Lane on the side of the Low Fell Removals. (Created by Artista, Eyes and Frank Styles). The fish cannot get to enjoy the wine, meanwhile the kingfisher enjoys not only the wine but easy access to the fish themselves.
In this painting the fish have to deal with the thorns of the rose without being able to to appreciate the beauty above.
This piece uses a combination of household emulsions, spray paint applied freehand and with stencils. The wood is fully stabilised and it is protected and sealed by professional spray varnish.
Width: 798mm Height: 723mm Depth: 12mm
This painting sits 44mm off the wall.