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Power

Power

Power

Kyle Sadeghpour

This piece has been drawn with black pen in monotone to convey the idea of 'Power'. From the bottom of the piece we can see how power starts with wealth as gemstones are displayed through cracked rocks. Ascending from this, figures of key influence are positioned at the edge of a cliff face holding weapons which are a metaphor to show the fight for power in society. The backdrop to this is Earth, ultimately the battleground where the struggle for dominance takes place. The idea that this conflict is eternal is mirrored by that of the sun and moon setting against the sea: a cycle in nature which will be everlasting. Technological power has been shown through the maze of circuitry that connects every individual to each other every day. Further up, a sinister, demonic hand does not only give a visual representation of power in its greatest form but also explores how power can also cause corruption, or worse; losing your humanity. Finally, the text 'Their Final Resting Place' conveys how power can make you famous yet at the same time could also be your greatest downfall.

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The Once and Future Wetlands

The Once and Future Wetlands

Chained

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