Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Dolphin Slaughter

For her latest painting Fizza Abdulrasul took inspiration from the Mail Online article I linked to in my post on her The End picture: the annual slaughter of dolphins by Japanese "fishermen" from the village of Taiji (CLICK). Unfortunately, her new painting Dolphins: From Sheer Joy to Utter Devastation (2009) doesn't show up well when reduced to 400 pixels width. On the left the dolphins are jumping with joy; on the right their corpses are filling a boat, appalling slaughter which makes the sea turn red. Not only are dolphins mammals, like us, but pods of dolphins have been known to encircle and protect human swimmers attacked by sharks. And this is how we treat them! Click the title link to see Fizza's painting on Saatchi.


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