31 dec. 2014

ANCHOR!

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ANCHOR!
 The Museum of Instant Images - Mr. Colori - NL
 cat.nr.2784  d.d.21.12.14
electronic
Mr. Colori - Netherlands

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ICONOGRAPHY

The Caryatid supports the vault of a building, the square boulder as a base or pedestal, the anchor; these are all ancient symbols for the constancy, stability in life, also in 2015.

However, in the background the iceberg breaks off from the solid and melts slowly in the liquid.

Anchor!, brace yourself, am fixed! This is our wish to you.

At the same time, the allegory of young and old is a 'vanitas' symbol. The old fades, the youth is in sharp focus and protects itself by goggles and helmet against the debris triggered by the anchoring.

Toon Joosen & Virginy Joosen-Walraven
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