Saint Bridget (2021)

Pastel on paper, 100×72 cm

The proliferation of conflicts and global issues is on the rise, while our collective capacity to find solutions is declining. In this painting, I depict Europe as the world’s largest trade bloc, personified by St. Bridget—one of the six patron saints of Europe. Before her, the last piece of bread is swept away by a magpie bird, symbolizing the greed of governments.