Comrade Zdena

2020, 105x68x54 cm., epoxy compouds, ceramic, steel

A sculpture of a female worker building a wall while facing off against a monstrous insect from another world. This piece represents socialist realism as a reminder of the dictatorship that promised a better future, but in reality spread terror. The dictatorship kept people trapped in imaginary walls of fear from a fictional threat of capitalism. Even today, many people still live in these walls and secretly harbour a hatred for democracy because they never learned to live in it.