Scott Brooks, Foodface, 2012

The artist himself says “My work often deals with heavy themes such as life, death, politics, sexuality and religion, and the humor I inject is a way to make it more approachable. It may be awkward laughter but at least they’re laughing.”
Brooks grew up in Michigan, and spent much time there hunting and fishing. This painting references the obligatory “trophy” photo after the catch, but before these fish are killed and eaten, they perform their final act of defiance against their captors.

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