I'd Give My Last Meatball (Lady And The Tramp) by Mark Davies
Title: I'd Give My Last Meatball (Lady And The Tramp)
Artist: Mark Davies
Medium: Edition on Paper
Image Size: 29" x 26"
Framed Size Approx: 36" x 33"
Edition Size: 45
(Hand Embellished With Deckled Edge)
Image Size - 29” x 22"
Framed Size – 42” x 34"
Edition Size: 10
"My interpretation of the beautiful Lady & The Tramp! This piece has been designed to be completely open-ended, to allow you to inject your own narrative into the scene, to formulate your own back story and to decide if they are able to go on and live the dogs life together. Are we looking at a very different ending to the meal that we saw taking place or is this an attempt to try and recreate their happy place?
What I have done is create a look for both dogs through their eyes and posture that will stimulate this whilst placing detail around them that will hopefully make you think a little deeper, a little darker maybe, could the devil literally be in the detail here? On first look you see a really adorable and cute image but with light must come dark so A disheveled Tramp looks toward his Lady with an offer of a rose, is the fact that it is withering a symbol of their relationship or simple an adorable link to his life on the streets? Has Tramp done something to break Lady’s heart, is he begging for forgiveness?
Is this a case of one part of messing up or are they both as much to blame? Look to the wall and what has been written but attempted to be removed, who’s written that? A slanging match born from frustration or is that wall a canvas for others to air their views? The broken wine bottle is a key part without doubt, has this caused what we are seeing, and if so who succumbs to the devil drink? Is that the factor in their troubles, is that the reason that two people that whole-heartedly love each other are in the situation that you see because of how one or both change when they’ve reached the end of another bottle? Yet regardless of what you choose to believe is happening here there is one thing that is unquestionable and that is despite everything Tramp would give his last meatball to..."