‘Overgrowing Snapdragons’ by C. M. Duffy
Artist: C. M. Duffy
Title: ‘Overgrowing Snapdragons’
Medium: Acrylic on birch panel
Dimensions: 12″ x 9″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
This breed of snapdragon is a little more literal and threatening than the common variety colourfully sprinkled in blooming gardens. This variation tends to flourish as it sprouts more heads soon dominating anything in its ravenous path and leaving a patch of scorched earth surrounding it. Here a heroic rhinoceros beetle has had enough and while mounted on his trusty companion he charges forth to confront this aggressor bullying the garden community.
About the Artist:
C.M. Duffy is a Connecticut Yankee who left home to pursue a BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2016 he crossed the border to live with his wife in Toronto, Canada where he is a working visual artist. In 2021 he worked with the Department of Canadian Heritage to bring a large installation of his work to both Ottawa’s Confederation Park and Frankfurt, Germany to celebrate Canada’s Guest of Honour status in the Frankfurt Book Fair.