The Crouching Man – NATALIE SCHOLTZ

24 February, 2020

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.