Monday, June 20, 2005

Chess, Sculpture and Politics

A new exhibit of chess piece sculpture in Oakland, California intends to reflect "themes of femininity, war and frivolity."
In her latest exhibition, "Jane Grimm: The Chess Set," she explores the notion that we're all pawns in the game of life....

Several pieces consist of female busts placed on columns. Each is marked by symbolic imagery such as tears, flames and vines. Other pieces take the form of pawns, towers, bishops and unicorns.
Female busts placed on columns? Seems like just another one of those tactics intended to distract your opponent from the game at hand.

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