“Starbuck retires to the 13th colony”
Size: 550 x 660mm
Media: Acrylic on print
Lieutenant Starbuck grew sick of serving in the Colonial Service and dreamed of a simpler life by the river. He left the Battlestar Galactica and retired to Suffolk where he took up a part-time job polling barges under the Flatford Bridge and running fishing tours in the weekend.
Artist Statement: Andy Heyward
“I consider my work to be deeply shallow and I enjoy bringing a smile to peoples faces. I like it when others do the intellectualising about my work, they can often find more meaningful and deeper insights than I was aware of. I am just in it for the laughs …. and world domination. My paintings are done in both acrylic and oils, often on stretched canvas but also on old op-shop prints. I like to give these tired, unwanted prints a new lease of life. I enjoy looking at an existing scene created by an artist and re-imagining the script. Kind of like telling the punch-line to a joke that someone else has set the stage for. In these works the backstory is everything.”