It Requires All of Us by Mark Loughney
Medium: ink, colored pencil
Size: 12 in x 9 in
I call these little striped characters Botflies. They’re pupae…and they represent a transitional life stage. Their black and white stripes are indicative of a prisoner, but they seem to have an innate bouncy joyfulness that seems ready to bust out of their shiny chitinous exoskeleton. Prison is a land of repetition and regimentation, so I’ve depicted that in my paintings by organizing my Botflies into rows and columns. – Loughney
Mark is a prolific artist and was featured in the Marking Time Exhibition.