Invaders Must Die

ARTIST
Dominic Sansone | United States

TYPE
Sculpture

STYLE
Surrealist

DIMENSIONS (in)
117"h x 13"w x 13"d

SHIPPING

Ships from United States 

    Art Description: "Invaders Must Die" is a work about the hordes of loyal and mindless drones, swallowing whole what they are told as reality and willfully participating in advancing their ideology through whatever means necessary. The goggles on each one serve to hide their identities and to conceal the direction of their gaze, hence the faces cannot pass judgement, nor can they be judged. The face is our window to our identities and these represent the assembly line worker making munitions in the factory, the soldier in the trench, or the mass of individual fanatics; all coolly preparing to blow themselves up in a car loaded with explosives on a busy street corner. Ultimately this piece is autobiographical in that it is a representation of myself and my coworkers from my time designing components for weapon systems. Figuratively speaking, the face is mine and represents my active participation in our violent society. Brancusi’s, "Endless Column", was a direct inspiration for the composition of this piece and while his work stands as a testament to the Romanian dead of World War One, my sculpture commemorates the facilitators of death.


    Medium Used: Bronze.


    Dominic Sansone | United States

    My current body of artwork is a critical response to the current geopolitical landscape, created by the disproportionate role of the Military Industrial Complex in our society. Militarism has seeped into every segment of our culture; from building “defensive” walls on our borders, to calls for arming our teachers and children. Fear and paranoia ooze from our pores as we cower in imaginary foxholes on battlefields that do not exist. Always a new enemy, always some new evil to vanquish, war without end. Ultimately the goal is not to answer the questions or propose solutions for the viewer, but hopefully to cause them to consider, with more than a cursory glance, the reality we build for ourselves through the choices we make as individuals and how those choices impact our civilization. To achieve these ends, I interpret contemporary events by drawing inspiration from moments in history and utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach with a dash of acerbic wit.

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