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by Gillian Salvat

Acrylic paint and stickers on canvas


About the artist:
Gilian Salvat is an Anglo-Indian artist living in London. She is a semi-retired educationalist who has been painting for five years. Her family were refugees to the UK and she is interested in where communities come from, their cultures and their history. She has recently been inspired by the myths, images and stories of ancient Iraq and Mesopotamia.

About this work:
The artist sought to demonstrate the fragility of humanity in the face of nature and the environment. She visualised the temples of ancient Mesopotamia being taken over by plants, animals and insects, gradually breaking down human structures but nevertheless people’s spiritual constructs still standing and in evidence for our modern society to witness.