This painting hints at the darker side of nature with 3 potential predators preying on a mouse in front of an atomic night sky. Seductive, garish flowers attract the viewer but once drawn in one finds oneself the victim of the owls’ gaze.There is a certain ambiguity in this painting and a tension, despite 3 oversize predators looming in the background, the mouse has a glint in its eye is distanced from its pursuers by a screen of sweet-peas and Dahlias. Quite often we find ourselves using beauty to mask fears. Who’s the lucky one then?
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