Laura Panno

15 x 115 x 90 cm

Oval painting on wood with high-relief modelled in metal gauze

The eye painted on the base of this piece represents the assuredness of visual and creative omnipotence, and alludes to the distinction between good and evil. It is the eye, pressed against the viewfinder of a camera, that always selects the right moment to freeze the action and convey it towards eternity. Four lights sit on each side of the eye, to the left and to the right; the shamash is located in the iris. Above the painted surface floats a cloud made from metal gauze – evocative of the wire fences surrounding the extermination camps – creating both a visual and symbolic blurring of the distinction between good and evil.

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