Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Tattooed Hand that is Europe


The act of seeing demanding our attention. 

The gesture that is a warning to stop and look at the reality of stop and get lost. 

Whatever the statement, standpoint or excuse, the fingerprint of European politics of the 2010's is that of refusing relief to humans in need. Hokusai gave us that boat on the verge of being crushed within The Great Wave. Vasco Gargalo has turned the scene on us in confrontation. 

The tattooed hand that is Europe. And the cartoonist was not to blame. It was the cartoonist, however, who inked the image upon our brains. 


Vasco Gargalo, Migrants of the Mediterreanean, March 20, 2017.


The cartoon shown is courtesy of Vasco Gargalo and must not be reproduced without his permission.


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