@fitheach truly, mural of the three idiots of our times – surely we could always have named three individuals that represented human idiocy, and it’s never these people alone that are responsible for the mess we are in – and perhaps painting them on a mural is a way of externalizing the guilt of those that supported them, I don’t know. But at other times all we want to do is point our fingers and have a laugh, at them, and the people that still support them. Gaaaaaah!
As with any art what the artist meant convey and what viewers take from it may be entirely different things. That is as it should be.
For me, this mural is about holding power to account through satire. About countering mainstream media narratives, although, to be fair, those three don't get much positive press in Scotland. Some can affect change through speeches, some through delivering leaflets, others still use art.
Along the lines of "one sandwich short of a picnic" or "not the brightest bulb in the box"?
(I think I saw a Youtube thing where he talked about it. Also the suspicion he did this to confuse search engines about the NHS bus.)
@fitheach I thought he was eating one of the crayons, but that's just his finger
He also has one of the crayons stuck in his left ear. Again, the reference is lost on me.
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