The Taking of Excalibur in 2018 by Mark Sheeky

G1079A The Taking of Excalibur in 2018
Oil on canvas panel
Aug 2018, 280x380 mm

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About this painting
A painting about Brexit, the slow, introverted, self-harm of a country. This has visual links to another painting of mine about Britain, Two Roman Legionaries Discovering The God-King Albion Turned Into Stone, but here with the idea of a country as a living being, the mountains made flesh.

The slow process of rocks churning to form mountains perhaps echoes the interminable discomfort of the endless argument.

The idea came to me surrealistically, an instant image that captured a feeling of the times.

Technical details
I worked hard on the solid wood frame for this, making something that looked flaky but solid and ancient looking, like an old English oak tree.

The Taking of Excalibur in 2018
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