The Crouching Man – NATALIE SCHOLTZ
The masked man leans down as in submission and humility. His face is distorted by layers. Is his action in vain? Is he leaning down to lend a hand or to pick up the coal, the fire that keeps alive greed, wealth and indulgence? The masked man appears to have a delusion of self and his role in community. His well-fed belly and comfortable lean challenge the intent behind his humble action. The indistinct characters behind the crouching figure walk by with a sombre, serene and humble air. Their subtle presence suggests at social pillars of justice, kindness and humility. This work looks at the relationship between members of a community, who is silenced, oppressed and who is listening.