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POW! Right in the Kisser

Aurora Pagano

Series: 'Below the Surface' (a human & sea-life parallel)
Kissing Fish connect their mouths as an aggressive behavior known as mouth fighting. This often occurs along with croaking or chirping sounds in threatening or provoking situations. Similarly, those of us who provoke and criticize others as a means of feeling more dominant, do so through our words and mouth.
-Iridescent paint used in the scales creates illusions of shimmering light and textures
  • Painting
  • pearlescent, acrylic paint on illustration panel
  • 2019
  • 71.2 x 55.9 x 0.63 cm
    28 x 22 x 0.25 inch

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