Hell is Empty (Trumps)

There once lived a pampered Prince, who in time, and given favourable circumstances, grew to be a mighty King. But the King was proud and arrogant, and he could not stand it if anyone might surpass him in greatness. He had a magic mirror. Every morning he stood before it, looked at himself, and said:

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is the greatest of all?”

To this the mirror answered: “You, my King, are greatest of all.”

Then he was satisfied, for he knew that the mirror spoke the truth.

One day when the King asked his mirror: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is the greatest of all?”

It answered: “You, my King, are great; it is true. But your People are a thousand times greater than you.”

The King took fright and turned yellow and green with envy. He flew into a rage, and smashed his mirror, and ordered all the mirrors in the land to be broken. He had now destroyed all reflections of truth and was busy spreading the lie of his own greatness. But nothing helped and he still could not look at his People, for his heart turned over inside his body, so great was his hatred for them. The envy and pride grew ever greater, like a weed in his heart, until he had no peace day and night.

Then he summoned some huntsmen and said to them, "Take my people out into the woods. I never want to see them again. Kill them, and as proof that they are dead, bring their lungs and livers back to me. If I can’t live in peace, then I want them all to die.”

And so began the time of Broken Mirrors...

'Hell is empty and all the devils are here' - Shakespeare, The Tempest.

A review in Dangerous Minds describes the artworks as ‘gruesome, powerful, and bitingly satiric’ and goes on to say: ‘Waller’s devils are very real and they rule our lives through politics, religion and the media. These people and organisations we are supposedly meant to trust, but they are in fact devils intent on our subjugation and destruction. Their presence means there is no mercy and they intend to make devils of us all.

Soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZxCAqCUgug

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