‘A Fistful of Sky’ by Nick Sheehy
Artist: Nick Sheehy
Title: ‘A Fistful of Sky’
Medium: Acrylic on Cradled Panel
Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″
Framing: Unframed (Ready to Hang)
Year of Creation: 2019
Artwork Will Ship From: UK
About the Artwork:
“This piece was slow to evolve. I had a fixed idea of a Swift Parrot clutching, claiming, or guarding a treasure or trophy – but the trophy in question kept changing. While the scene looks downwards, I needed something common representing something grander. Eventually I settled on a snake swallowing itself. But the Ouroboros or hoop snake is only meant to serve as scaffolding for the other elements to play out.” – Nick Sheehy
About the Artist:
Nick Sheehy is an Australian-born artist and illustrator living in London.
After studying bronze sculpture in the wilds of Tasmania, Nick gave up on art only to re-discover his love of drawing whilst living in London, sparked by an interest in the city’s low brow art, illustration, street art, and graffiti.
In his work, Nick explores the dreamlike, sometimes semi-autobiographical scenes and oddball characters that echo from his childhood imagination.
Employing a laborious technique, building up layers of texture and thin colour, his work infuses precision and attention to detail with random abstraction and clumsiness. He enjoys drawing various weird things for himself, exhibitions, publications, and occasionally the odd client.