“What a beautiful end of the world” is a project consisting of Sex Bombs - collages created from 50’s and 60’s erotic magazine photos, combined with pictures of atomic explosions from the Cold War era. The installation embodies a battle of two opposed, but inseparable, forces: libido and destrudo, urges to create and destroy. This conflict happens as much on personal scale, every day, within each of us, as on a greater scale, between people, societies, countries, and cultures. As we are now closer than ever to the looming spectrum of renewed civil war, which becomes for some more and more alluring, these seemingly vintage collages reflect very much on the present situation.
Woody Allen once said: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”
Works are available as a single piece or as an installation.
Medium: Collage on paper, size: 21x30 cm, edition: Piece Unique, year: 2012-present