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Artist Anthony P. Deangelis II
Providence, Rhode Island USA
Fine Art Photography
The ongoing quest by nations to procure territories beyond their existing borders is an ancient phenomenon. This mission, motivating warriors in battles throughout history, parallels what is occurring amongst nations today. The aerial perspective is reminiscent of battle maps depicting an empire-s ruling domain. It is a topographical interpretation, not a literal representation of two opposing mindsets, one designated by black, the other white.
There is a dichotomy created by the polarity of color. It is unclear whether the white is invading and permeating the black or vice versa. The fields of color could be interpreted as being stagnant, retreating or expanding. The colors signify opposing ideas that change, transform, or lay dormant. A spark of fear or greed may ignite a volatile and invasive response. Each color may prevail at different stages of attack. Both are powerful yet vulnerable with attributes of the Greek God Ares.
Ares, the god of war and bloodshed, is the personification of bold force and strength. Yet there is paradox. Oftentimes he is depicted either as a mature bearded warrior dressed in battle armament, or a nude beardless, innocent youth with helm and spear. Despite his strength and victorious nature, he is inevitably conquered when confronted by higher powers, represented in the image by white, which signifies purity, love, and light.
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