Inspired by the story of the invasive lionfish and its introduction to the Gulf of Mexico. The lionfish has no natural predators and is having a party down there.
This piece was painted to show how alien this fish looks against a Mexican desert backdrop. On a personal level my move to Belgium from Australia also has me feeling like a fish out of water in a foreign land.
Here are some links to find out more about this spiny explorer and the means of controlling their spread.
Sailors For The Sea
Ocean Support Foundation
Invasive Lionfish Portal
This artwork was the first poster I released into the wild in over 3 years.
I ran a pre-sale on the poster which finished on June 2nd 2019 to celebrate the first artwork created in my new home of Belgium. You can see it in my webshop via this link.