View Single Post
  #9  
Old 01-30-2008, 01:28 PM
tonyreynolds tonyreynolds is offline
Level 1 user
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Prescott Arizona
Posts: 6
Re: Challenging sculptures on Western Attitudes on Islam

In my opinion the two pieces shown are a bit ho-hum. To be clear and fair these pieces are political statements and a reflection of the artists's perception of what western thought is concerning Islam. It seems to also reflect the current and common media perspective, one that is at best not well filled out. Anne (bxl)'s observation that is not challenging is right on point, the symbolism is...not deep. As to it's provocative-ness, well it got me to write a post but probably won't get many to protest in the street. The poppy-helmet piece, to me is more designer chic than effective imagery. My 3 cents worth (inflation adjusted)
__________________
Tony Reynolds, Prescott, AZ
Reply With Quote