Flesh Fly

Works on Paper

Finalist

Mixed media, ink, watercolour, gouache, charcoal on black gessoed paper, 70cm x 100cm

In Australia, the flesh fly is one of the worst nightmares of the sheep farmer and the sheep itself. The sheep blowfly lays its eggs on the fleece, the eggs hatch, the larvae abrade the skin and serum emerges, the larvae feed on serum and keep on scraping. If septicaemia sets in, the sheep dies.
Ok, that is the worst scenario, but what a subject for painting or drawing...

by A-F Fulgence