A Minor Civilization

A Minor Civilization shows a scene in which human civilization is presented as an aphid-like colony trying to expand its territory higher and higher. 

A Minor Civilization. 2020, mixed media, 74 x 75 cm.

The drawing plays with a hierarchical propertion and changes in scale. Human being, imagined to be grand and omnipotent, is portrayed as a small aphid-like creature who builds his civilization on the leaves of a presumed to be small and delicate plant (Gypsophila paniculata). In fact, plants make up 90% of our planet’s biomass, and all life here depends on them. Admittedly, if spread too much, the tiny human-aphids may destroy what they are depended on.