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Mare Mediterraneum
Nominated for the St. Leopold Friedenspreis, 2014

This drawing was based on the contest theme: “Bin ich der Hüter meines Bruders?” (Genesis 4:9)

Mare Mediterraneum is a fictitious map depicting the deadly nature of the Mediterranean Sea. It shows my own view of the strained relationship between Europe and Africa, both in colonial times as well as at present. By ignoring traditional mapping conventions I can show a dangerous paradise full of contradictions. Human trafficking will always be a problem, and placing blame on any particular country or continent is pointless or even counterproductive. With this map we will not find our way from point A to point B, but rather it might help someone to navigate their emotions regarding this topic. So, when I read “Am I my brother’s keeper?” I can only answer by posing another question: do we love our neighbors as we love ourselves?

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Mare Mediterraneum (55 x 70 cm, pen and acrylic on paper, 2013)


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Vladimir Durov (30 x 21 cm, ink and acrylic on paper)


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