Aigars Bikse - Peace for the world
(Pine wood, glass, steel, found tools, 196 x 97 x 49 cm)
"Anna Varna marched in the May Day demonstration, during the days of the Soviet Union. The statue is particularly associated with the role of women in society, as they are freed from all legal disabilities to compete with men in every walk of life. With the movement, which seeks to free women from social, political, or even economic bounds held together by patriarchal dictate. The portrayed unfinished and rugged looking female figure is representation of deeply unpleasant individual criticising the inhumane and exploitative system. And it is not important what is this system – feudalism, communism or capitalism. The dominating system sucks the juice of life and the only escape is through the self-empowerment."