kayla rae-rinne lawlor
Revolution
2010
Silkscreen
I chose to use a guillotine and the quote "Let Them Eat Cake!" as a reference to Marie Antoinette. She was executed by beheading on a guillotine. Some accounts stated that when asked about the state of poverty in the country she told them to eat cake, since she had so much of it, or cake was actually referred to as the stuff that built up on the walls of an oven. This was all propaganda of course. The real person who said this quote lived a hundred years before Marie Antoinette did.
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