Stefan Blom - Dushka, 2015
Stefan Blom (1963-)
Fiberglass with polyester resin, mild steel and 2k polyurethane paint / 880 x 2100 x 880 mm
On long term loan from the artist
Drawing on the artist’s experience as a conscript in the apartheid army, this work reflects on the relationship soldiers were encouraged to have with their weapons. The title refers to the 1930 Soviet machine gun, nicknamed Dushka – which is Russian for “sweetie” – an ironic term of endearment for a weapon of death and destruction.
Photograph by Francois Lion-Cachet © CCAC