Thursday, 8 May 2014

Bake off.

She stands, wings outstretched,
to commemorate
the uprising of the people
who worked and lived
to try to make the world
a better place for
their children.
The stance is also
reminiscent of a
the expression
of state coercion in the
service of an empire.
And today that empire
will be a mercantile one,
suborning the symbolism
of the populace to sell more bread.
 Which  leads us to
one of the ironies here:
 that story
about the loaves and fishes.
How would that work
 now that angels are used
for advertising?
So there's a lot
of symbolism here.
A lot of metaphors.
About an act
of vandalism
that bruises us all.

Angel of the North to Sell Bread
©Hamish Mack