10-Links Past and Present

“Links past and present.” Resembling a diptych, this work juxtaposes two male figures – conceivably the same figure, existing in different historical times: captive on the left, notionally free on the right; without visible possessions on the left, hung with “bling” on the right. But the context of the figure on the right suggests another kind of bondage: that which comes with life in the garrison communities. We are led to ask whether that is a fair price to pay for the earthly possessions.

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