Sunday, February 3, 2008

Rusted Crane by Lynn Parotti

Lynn Parotti's new collection of paintings are a series of contrasts.  From the perspective of the sea out of which rises Athol Island in the Bahamas, and huge cranes building a financial empire in Canary Wharf, the financial district of London and obvious terrorist target, we see the story of the politics of power.

Here the crane is seen as a main component of construction.  In these paintings it takes on an almost mythical energy; it has the capacity to build at the Canary Wharf, though tall, thin, almost fragile structure seems to contain and reflect within it the contradictions of its environment in the heart of London's financial market.

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