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MASK OF TRUTH, BODY OF LIES
MASK OF TRUTH, BODY OF LIES
2016

Inspired by the 1963 British film Lord of the Flies & the 1976 Cuban film La Ultima Cena, the pineapple herein embodies the fraught qualities of TRUTH and POWER as they relate to the colonial histories of the Americas. The many-legged and winged allusions to 17th century Dutch vanitas in this photograph suggest the colloquial approximation to death and resplendent beauty, which has baptized the Atlantic region in a tragi-poetic romance with the themes of magical realism. 


Insects by Aaron Rodriques

Published by Bombus Press for their second issue, Noise