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Squids - Hung Out to Dry by Graham Matthews

About the Art

The abstract painting you see is one of my very recent artworks, completed in a combined abstract realism/surreal style.

Calamari is a popular Newfoundland meal. But, we mainly call it squid. Only the outer tube section is used for many of the traditional Newfoundland dishes.

As one can see, the title is a pun and plays on two different meanings. gives the definition of hang out to dry:

"Abandon someone to danger, as in The squadron withdrew and just let us hang out to dry . This expression alludes to hanging wet laundry on a clothesline." [Slan…

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