Ernest Obukx Agoba

The Emergency Room Artist


The Pawn God

This painting illustrates the paradox  of life that sees us all as pawns and as gods. Though we are pawns, and perceived as weak, it illustrates the awesome strength in our “smallness”. Despite the “littleness” in a man’s size, he  achieves  victory from an internal resolve that defies physical appearance. Interestingly, man is equally perceived the other way.  Despite the great strength he  thinks he weilds as human, he remains  weak without a knowledge of his divine possessions.   A smart pawn  assumes newer and higher status depending on what strategies it adopts in life. We’re all either pawns, or we are gods.

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