¡Que Moco!

¡Que Moco!, 2016, collage, 48cm x 70cm/19in x 28in, © 2020 Dixon Adair 2020


This is a fanciful trompe l’oeil. 

The prow of the sinking Amoco Cadiz in 1978 off the shores of Brittany serves as the head of a caught whale being sliced on the deck of a whaling ship.  The dripping tail, the tip of which strikes the female diver’s mask, in combination with the about-to-be-sliced whale body looks like the head of the light blue whale tail on the far right.

Even the tiny hummingbird, at first seemingly out of place, mimics the shape of a whale, feeding with outstretched wings.

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