This painting was created for the exhibition "Solid Gold Vol II" at Pennylane Records happening TONIGHT at 430 Colombo Street in Sydenham, Christchurch. It's inspired by a song by Edward Ka-Spel that I've wanted to paint for a while so this vinyl sized paintings exhibition was the perfect opportunity. You can listen to the song here and the lyrics for it are below:
She fed the lion candy so its teeth turned pink and scattered.
She gathered up the pieces, hid them deep beneath her bed.
Made a wish for lion trees-so roses grew.
Red roses and the lion watched his ghost go hunting bees....
Bees which hovered, dropped and split as thorns grew moist and ripped.
Black yellow dripping red....
It wrecked the carpet, made the lion weep for his meat.
Live meat. Raw meat.
Tanith climbed the lion tree. The lion tree was very pleased.
She fed the lions candy as she handed out the straws.