Shrike’s Larder

Works on Paper

Finalist

Pencil on silked board

110 x 80cm

The genesis for Shrike’s Larder may be found in the peculiar habit of the European shrike which impales corpses on thorns as a ‘larder’ and in Goya’s Los Desastres de la Guerra (1810-1820).The work records the flotsam and jetsam of the continuing battle between nature and man.

by David Green