Sunday, May 20, 2012



Salvese Quien Pueda...

or

Everyman for Himself...


Salvese Quien Pueda..., 105cm x 143cm, Painted Steel, 2012


If you live in Spain nowadays it's hard to escape the constant dull roar in the press, on the streets, in the cafes and bars etc. etc. etc. in relation to the current financial crisis and subsequent meltdown of the Spanish banking system. I felt this image was appropriate for the moment that this culture and society finds itself. I liked the idea of a life preserver or, Life Jacket as if there was something out there that could really protect us. I'm hoping that viewers can see beyond the image to the icon and reflect on the idea of life preservation and not the current mentality that seems rampant which is that of everyman for himself...

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