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Fish Tier by Marvin Hayes

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Originally an oil painting now on IPod , IPhone , IPad and in prints .Look for the inner images of the cat and man . Clue , the man looks like Benjamin Franklin .
The piece is sort of an ode to pet fish demise . Particularly the much beloved and yet maligned Goldfish . Often loved then sort of forgot about . Lastly flushed for a burial at sea of sorts . The drop is a salty tear. Which also is a tier . Levels of worthiness . The top fish on his way to heaven as the bottom fish swim their way into hell . The mid fish languish in limbo . The cat a devil like character with his faux horns . Watches in wait to make sure all meat their maker . Which apparently looks a lot like Benjamin Franklin ! ;-) It’s a satire really of pets , people and religion . How funny we all are , and sad really . Poor fish ! So here’s a tear for you much beloved pet ! …Flush ……. ;-)

Artist , photographer, inventive mind . On various sites including Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Flickr , 500px and Webshots . Best way to find me is by just googling mirlen101 . I’m all over the place ;-)

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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks this is probably one of my top two pieces I’ve ever done . It was done with no computer aid except for it’s reproduction into a computer file of course ;-) I think about how much easier it would have been to have used a computer in its design .
    Most people miss the cat and man inside the tear . The cat was planned, the man just sort of grew there ;-)

    – Marvin Hayes

  • MagsWilliamson
    MagsWilliamsonabout 2 years ago

    Brilliant – very thought provoking – as deep as the ocean :)

  • Thanks ! The funny thing about this is originally it was going to be about the rain forest ! It was going to be tropical birds and fruit . I guess I changed my mind when I started to think about the depth aspects . I just couldn’t get the tropical theme to fit the drops depth . I should probably give that one a second try ;-)

    – Marvin Hayes

  • MagsWilliamson
    MagsWilliamsonover 1 year ago

  • Wow Thanks ! You made my day ;-)

    – Marvin Hayes

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