Venetian Rumor

$1,200.00

"Venetian Rumor" is a carefully crafted ceramic sculpture with intensive detail and a gravity-defying design.

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Approximate Size:

18" tall, 9" wide, 9" deep

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Artist Statement:

People have acknowledged the power of rumor for thousands of years. In The Aeneid, Virgil recognizes it as a “monster, vast and terrible, fleet-winged and swift-footed…who for every feather on her body has as many watchful eyes below… [and flies while] singing fact and fiction alike”.

Sometimes a weapon of deception, other times a harbinger of truth, rumor is as much a part of humanity as the multitudinous emotions that fuel it.

The power of rumor took on a new dimension in the last year as phrases like “fake news” and “alternative facts” entered the collective vocabulary of countries across the world.

Venetian Rumor examines the relationship between rumors and the political sphere, re-imagining the winged creature of The Aeneid. It references the visual culture of the city of Venice, which, when it was the center of the Venetian Republic, possessed a complex political culture that revered truth and transparency while being shaped by the enigmatic culture of the masquerade.

In Venetian Rumor, I explore idea that the force of rumor can turn a lie into a truth, and render a truth a lie.

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