This blog has in the past featured some of the works by artist Joseph Farrugia whose dark, haunting drawings are explicit political statements allegorised in birds and monsters. They are stark projections of the horror we have experienced in this country in recent years. Or at least the horror we woke up to when Daphne was killed realising it had been with us for a long time but we were blind to it, unable to articulate the uneasiness we felt.
Uneasy is how Joseph Farrugia’s collection makes me. But I feel the empathy too, the ability of the artist to articulate my discomfort.
The exhibition opens on 12 October at the Splendid in Valletta. It is being held in support of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation.