A new limited edition for Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.
“Using the quote from Lincoln’s inaugural speech of 1861 as his title, Steven Pinker’s 2012 book: ‘The Better Angels of our Nature’ concludes that human beings in general have never been less violent than they are today. You can see a lecture he gave about it here:
It’s not easy to credit this optimistic thesis given the horrors that innocent people are suffering around the world but I’ve ordered a copy of the book and I’m looking forward to seeing the graphs and statistics that make the case.
Meanwhile I’ve made this edition of 10 angels on springy wires. Of course angels are fictitious but I like the idea of a being that represents all those types of people who have somehow contributed to the happy state that Steven Pinker describes; creatures capable of reason, pity and kindness, of righteous anger but not of generalised hatred.” Paul Spooner
Approx size: Height 130 x Width 110 x Wingspan 100 mm.
Limited edition of 10
Lime wood, brass, steel, on a block of garden grade oak.
Signed, dated and numbered.