2012-12-19

Eagles of Peace

Our everyday objects are inscribed with the symbols of animal predation, of the law of the strongest. It is known that white doves symbolize peace; but this peace is rather an apparent and tense calman imminent threat, which would make doves run away.

Image after United States one-dollar bill (detail, 1957) [ua-fu/fd] and Heinz Hoyer and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer's German one-euro coin [fu/fd].