ASYLON

asylon
ASYLON

pencil on paper
2010 - 170 x 230 mm

Asylon is the original Greek word for what we now know as asylum, a safe place where people can find refuge against all that threatens them in the world of humans.
Some say this work expresses a desire to go back to the embryonic state, but me, it makes me think of those great Ray Davies' lines : 'I don't feel safe in this world no more, I don't want to die in a nuclear war; I want to swim off to a distant shore and live like an apeman'