Some Comfort Gained from the Acceptance of the Inherent Lies of Politicians

Blythe, Year 13

  • Sculpture
  • Nylon, polymer clay
  • 800(w) 1829(h) 800(d) mm

Following the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, this piece explores the dehumanisation of political victims for ideological gain. Seen as a symbol, a stereotype and a side-effect, Khashoggi ceased to be a man, detached from his name, face and political writing. The sculpture confronts the reality of his death, referencing at once journalist Marie Colvin and the countless others subjected to an international forgetting. Doublespeak and bureaucracy are the enemies of truth, as are the inherent lies of politicians.