Intruder Alert! Back, Seahorse, Back!
Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Intruder Alert! Back, Seahorse, Back! –2012 – acrylic on canvas – 30" x 48" x 0.75" (76.2cm x 121.92cm x 1.91cm)
In this exploration of color and contrast, the artist confronts issues of personal safety and gun control in the face of alien intruders. Whether you’re a fan of syngnathiformes in general or hippocampi in particular, the sudden appearance of this giant biological oddity in your personal space would make all questions surrounding weapons of self-defense vanish in a heartbeat. Thought-provoking and novel, this painting would be appropriate in any funeral home: its celebration of life’s finest hour will comfort those mourning the loss of their loved ones, regardless of the circumstance.