Wake for a woodworm

The funeral party (wake for a woodworm)
The funeral party (wake for a woodworm), 2010, acrylics on canvas, 151 x 90 cm

The real wake is not actually around the coffin, but on the lid, a very small scene. Hopefully the observer should have to look for the detail and then understands the title and subtitle. I was initially undecided between “The funeral party” and “Wake for a woodworm,” chose the first, but then my sister Kathy said that it had to be Wake for a woodworm so I added it as a subtitle.

The funeral party (wake for a woodworm), detail
The funeral party (wake for a woodworm), detail

The picture developed from an earlier study, I was doing realistic paintings of wood at that time (2007).

Wake for a woodworm
Wake for a woodworm. 2007, acrylics on canvas, 90 x 60 cm

And so, the thought came, rather than just painting any old piece of wood, where would a good place for this wake be?

Wake  for a woodworm (detail)
Wake for a woodworm (detail)

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