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Artist: Melanie Rothman
Support: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 48″ x 48″
Ideology is a double-edged sword; it is the driving force for the most compassionate acts, and the most despicable. The frightening ability of ideology to be used as a justification for any action is the cornerstone of modern day terrorism. With the consciousness held mute, any action is permissible.
“Revelations” explores this violent side of ideology. Its larger than life size, at 48×48 inches, portrays the visceral emotions that can consume and drive a person to commit terrorism. These emotions of anger, disgust, and hatred – reveal the intolerance that can be born from an extremist conviction in any social, political, or cultural belief.