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"BLACKAMOORE" SCULPTURE

• modeled in clay, cast in plaster

• 43 x 10 x 12 cm

  • SEATING:
  • Brush & Stick
  • • ceramics, metal, hair
  • • 27 x 6 x 6 cm & 24 x 16 x 2 cm
  • a Plate
  • • ceramics + print
  • • R = 19cm
  • – 2015 –

Sculpture modeled after decorative figures from XIX century, which depicts servants from Middle East, Africa and India = type of colonial souvenirs = in posture with hand raised up, by which hold the plate, lamp or torch, with the index finger pointed upwards – hand gesture which ISIS is using as a symbol and when saluting.

The sculptures setting contains two brushes, one of which is used to calm the nerves by fondling, and the other is modeled like fly-whisk, which Tibetan Buddhists use for flicking away insects during meditation - a symbol for protection through non-harming principles.

On the nearby plate is a written sentence “What you are I once was what I am you will become” in Arabic, warning of how capitalism systematically demolishes world orders, country by country.

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