Shipwreck next to social Cladding (Grenfell) by Wendy Elia 2018


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25cm x 20cm x 2 (50cm x 20cm total)


Oil on gesso board

Wendy Elia tragically revealing how endeavours and rewards for the rich still often come at a devastating cost to the poor.  Cycles yet to be broken despite many lessons throughout long passages of time.

The Raft of the Medusa (the ship that sank in 1816 due to negligence from elitist power leaving the vulnerable to pay the consequences) (afterThéodore Géricault’s political masterpiece of 1818) placed with the Grenfell Tower fire, where 72 innocent people died in  social housing located in the wealthiest borough in London