Oil on canvas board,
This piece at first glance appears as an homage to the fierce energy of coal: fuel of the industrial revolution. But the miner's pick is rusted and broken. On it sits a butterfly, vulnerable in the full roar of the flames. What once was thought the golden age of coal is gone. In its place: closed pits, unemployment, environmental catastrophe.
Approx image size: 41 cm x 30 cm (16 x 12 inches)