Reciprocity    01
oil on canvas
45 x 25 cm   /  17.72  x  9.84 inches
collection: acquired in 2020 by the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands

Reciprocity is the key to any society of people from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. In Greek mythology, the city of Thebes was ravaged by a monster who had taken up post at the city gate. The contemporary monster causes social erosion that erodes the necessary reciprocity and undermines and erodes society. Torn free market thinking, pushiness, propagating false images, obsessively claiming recognition by individuals, peoples and nations; it causes alienation and subsequent social erosion.

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