Paola Cabutti

OPULENT INDOLENCE

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Terracotta - wood

Firing: singlefiring

Colouring: acrylics

Dimensions: 35 x 32 x 37

Year: 2012

When I was a little girl I sometimes asked permission to go and feed pigeons, after a while my grandma used to start explaining to me that it was better not to give pigeons too much food because they can’t control themselves and they can eat too much, so much that they could actually explode.

I was struck by these words and although – with my relief - I never actually saw any exploded pigeons, these very words stayed with me.

I can see their true and deep meaning in the inactivity, passivity, indolence and idlesness pigeons have as they adapt to live their lives in enclosed and dirty places with one only advantage which is having free and abundant food they do not need to look for, possibly food more abundant they might actually and really need.






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artista Paola Cabutti