Oedipus

2015

Ink on Cardboard

41x29 cm

 

Oedipus 

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As Oedipus realized the truth about his fate and his unintentional deeds, he vowed not to smile ever again. Then he blinded himself and became a wanderer.

 

Measured against the catastrophic events of current human condition and the conscious crimes of those responsible for their occurrence, his unfortunate sins and their tragic outcome seem so hopelessly trivial that you’d think he’d be satisfied with his lot, smiling and flaunting his

blindness as a blessing! He is among those who, one way or an

other, are in a position of power: a headgear trampled down which stands for a military power; a figure of political power; a judicial and legal representative; and finally, an advocate of a belief system.