PosseTooledForFlag_39x52_Acrylic-linen_2008

Posse Tooled for Flag. 39″x52″. Acrylic on linen. Artist’s collection. Exhibited in the Biennial National Exhibition 2008. Like the Kingston Pietà, this work addresses the particular social problem of violence in our society, here depicting the destructive minority. The tools of aggression – everyday utensils such as machetes and gardening implements – give the impression of make-shift rioting and domestically improvised violence. The national flag is viciously attacked, symbolizing the damage to our nationhood.

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