The Kick-About #8 ‘Cicada’

Some really amazing cicada visions here. Enjoy!

Red's Kingdom


Our last Kickabout prompt, based off Sickert’s painting ‘Ennui’, inspired a range of new work by our participating artists on themes of listless, languor and waiting. When you consider the prolonged incubation times of your average cicada, you could say we haven’t moved all that far this week! That said, we’re a long away from Sickert’s rather drab little parlour, as instead we seek to celebrate the life, times and associations of these extraordinary insects.


Tom Beg

Even after I’ve long since left this place I currently call home, cicadas more than anything will be the thing I associate the most about summer in Japan. Of course, the amazing sound they make is their most recognisable and iconic trait, but they have another peculiar behavior I find quite morbidly fascinating. After they do their yearly cicada thing, the final resting place of an unlucky few ends up being in…

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5 responses to “The Kick-About #8 ‘Cicada’”

  1. msjadeli says :

    The artwork in response to cicada is spellbinding.

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  2. philgomm says :

    Cheers again Kerfe!

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  3. Phil Cooper says :

    Such a touching and evocative post, thanks for sharing. You articulate the feelings of looking at old teenage photographs so beautifully. I hope the bullies got their comeuppance – there’s a horror movie in my mind where they did anyway 😉.
    The Cicada images are superb, what a fascinating way to transform those memories!

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