Banksy has recently created new series of artworks. This latest body of four murals focuses in on the devastating living conditions of those in the war-torn region of Gaza.
One of the artworks titled ‘Bomb Damage’ is inspired by the style of Rodin’s artwork ‘The Thinker’ and takes inspiration from the Greek mythological story of Niobe. A story, which a mother’s children were all, killed out of spite and the mother goes into mourning so deep she turns into stone.
This series of artwork is beautiful summarised within one of the murals in the form of a quote:
“If we wash our hands of the conflict between them and the powerless we side with the powerful – we don’t remain neutral”
Powerful quote I thought.
Not participating or standing up for a cause or someone does not mean you’ve done right. It does not absolve you.