Lead Me Beside Still Waters

Artist Ena Swansea paints a provocative paradox in “One” from her “4 Seasons” quadtych: Is the child in the bathtub playfully holding a bubble, the orb of our global commons, or a crystal ball that portends an ominous future? As the viewer is confronted with the image of a child who, in the middle o...

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Published in:Worldviews
Main Author: Hickman, Lisa Nichols
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2015
In:Worldviews
Year: 2015, Volume: 19, Issue: 1, Pages: 34-50
Further subjects:B disability Down Syndrome water ecology precautionary principle
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Artist Ena Swansea paints a provocative paradox in “One” from her “4 Seasons” quadtych: Is the child in the bathtub playfully holding a bubble, the orb of our global commons, or a crystal ball that portends an ominous future? As the viewer is confronted with the image of a child who, in the middle of an ordinary daily routine, is up to his armpits in a pool of blood red water, the question of water toxicity becomes central in the painting.
ISSN:1568-5357
Contains:In: Worldviews
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15685357-01901003