But whilst the Myrmidons in Ovid replaced the men killed in a plague, this work by Rafael Gómezbarros speaks more of the plagues of violence besetting the world. Just as poppies were once the symbol of forgetting but now are a reminder of our dead, meanings change with the centuries.
Casa Tomada, 2013
at the Saatchi Gallery until 2nd November (to the left of the entrance).
I wish I'd been able to see it when it covered the National Congress in Colombia: