Carla Busuttil

Wake Up Rod

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Wake Up Rod
Carla Busuttil
Wake Up Rod
2008
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
“It is often said that power corrupts. As an artist, I cannot attest to the truth of such a lofty notion, however the visual and human languages of power and authority influence my own work. Power – be it political, physical, financial, religious or societal – seems to require the receivers thereof to adjust their behaviour in some way. Whether power can, in itself, corrupt may be a difficult discussion. However, it certainly has the ability to change the person or people in question – this I find fascinating. The process of seeking, gaining and ultimately retaining power is well established in our society – and typically comes with familiar markers. This provides rich source material for my work.”

     
 


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