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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

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