Monday, September 22, 2014

Tower of Babel - 2013

The story in the Bibel about Babylon and it's tower is in my view just probaganda to denigrate an other culture. Every world power after Babylon until today had an elite that thought it was god choosen and took advantage of their power. In every religion afterwards they build sacral buildings. The tower of babylon was probably an architectual breakthrough even the tower collapsed later; but today we're able to build much higher buildings.
I painted the tower with a darker and a brighter side to symbolize that in every story and culture are known und unknown facts and good and bad qualities. We will improve as a global society when we follow B.K.S. Iyengar's advice "You must purge yourself before finding faults in others. When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake. This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement.".