Meteor Angel

Jakub Słomkowski

Space Debris

Meteor Angel collage/ink on cardboard 2020


The motive of the Little Boy – the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima – gains wings thanks to space debris, thus becoming a new antihero – the Angel of Death – doctor Mengele. The island on which he stands resembles the brain and the flying saucer that is circling around the whole scene resembles the galleon of Francis Drake, who managed to sail around the whole globe. Drake’s voyage and his diaries were a proof of the diversity occurring in the natural world, that in the 16th century was still thought to be full of supernatural forces, where the unknown was treated as curiosity and anomaly.