Palladium

2015

Ink on Cardboard

41 x 29 cm

Palladium

According to mythological narratives, Pallas and Athena

  (the daughters of mythological gods)

learnt fighting alongside wisdom. Athena accidently wounds and kills Pallas during a battle. To ease her conscience, the former then makes a sculpture of Pallas and names it “Palladium”.

Following the wounds people recklessly inflicted on each other, the number of sculpture madefor solace increased. The greater their number became,the more scared they were deemed and the more difficult it proved to distinguish between the one who caused the injury and the one who received it. Eventually, both were invested with sanctity and each was endorsed and preserved by diverse individuals and communities in accordance with their particular material or ideal tendencies.