artivism: Poppies/Amapolas by Fernando Martí


This took my breath away when I saw it.

Artist’s statement:

This image, like many I work on, is a series of visual associations: I saw a newspaper photograph of prisoners in the Guantanamo interrogation facility in orange jumpsuits and sensory deprivation hoods, and in my mind I saw a field of orange California poppies, and from there I thought of opium poppies in Afghanistan… “Political art” can deliver a didactic message, or it can hold the complexity of a political stance in the associations of contradictory images or in the tension created between image and text…

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