START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: The Four Horsemen Image: The Four Horsemen

Natalie De Blasis
The Four Horsemen

colour digital inkjet print
80.5 × 54.2 cm (image and support)
St Columba’s College, Essendon
Humankind’s evolution into a race that uses death, destruction and oppression to satisfy our selfish desires, has been softened by religion’s peaceful guidelines. Yet our violent traits are amplified in this all powerful God, who has committed heinous action before, and vowed to do again. The Four Horsemen represent His capability to torture and destroy through Conquest, War, Famine and Death; elements we as humans, are all but too familiar with.

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