Round and Round
Painting, 180 x 65 cm
by Gültekin Bilge©
About this artwork: This painting is one the carved wood series. It consists of a large piece of Cedar wood that has been sliced, dried and treated prior to being carved by the artist and then prepared for painting. The central theme is that most relationships whether between husband and wife, between families or nations, are based on an imbalance of power where some people use others. The central motif is “degirmen” which is an olive grinder. This is a metaphor for the imbalance in such relationships. The “workers” are caught up in life’s struggle; they go endlessly round and round and their reward is the olive oil, which is just enough to live on. The “takers” sit manipulatively in the background; they contribute very little but reap the main benefits and rewards from the work and efforts of others.
Painting, Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Oil Painting on carved wood commenting on the imbalance of power in many personal and political relationships
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