Relentless degressive and elevation
PUTTY,CaCo3,exterior primer,enamel oil,stainer on Canvas
72 x 60 x 6 inches
Nuclear energy is fast becoming a symbol of progress and modernity . I attempt to explore progress as a primitive concept directly interlinked with competition; and competition necessarily constitutes a position of hierarchy. For developed countries nuclear energy enables a false sense of progress through its promise of cheap but unstable energy and through its military capability of catapulting a country to international political superiority – these same countries maintain the hegemony of power and suppress other nations from similar ambitions. Turning a blind eye, they nevertheless export uranium (yellow-cake) from developing countries creating a dependency and propagating a new form of economical colonization. Politics is straight-forward, as is my piece, and yet the loser in this game of trade and tyranny is our environment, represented by the blue skyline and green nature; as unobtrusive as our attitude to ecology continues to be.
I am inspired by the Bible story,”Tower of Babel”, symbolizing greed for power, selfishness, boastfulness and confusion.