The Lost Sacrifice Found by the Pipeline Marker, Rivers State, Nigeria
© Owen Logan

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The Lost Sacrifice Found by the Pipeline Marker, Rivers State, Nigeria 1996/1997 and 1996/1997
  • Scottish Art
This triptych (made up of one traditional and two montaged prints) illuminates the damages to the Nigerian landscape caused by an economy given over to oil production. The impossibility of such a large animal finding its way into the heart of a mangrove swamp suggests that Logan offers the viewer a metaphor of reality. His imagery reveals the conflict between material interests and spirituality in southern Nigeria.

Glossary Open

Metaphor

A figure of speech in which one thing stands for another. By extension, it is any representation that symbolically refers to something else.

Montage

Forming one artwork by combining other works or pieces of them.

Triptych

An artwork consisting of three components. It may refer specifically to a work with wings that fold over the central image; this is a common form for altarpieces.

Metaphor, Montage, Triptych

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 61.20
  • Medium Silver gelatine prints
  • Size Each 26.50 x 49.80 cm (mounted separately)
  • Credit Purchased 1997