Justice

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Revelation 6:5 – 6:6When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come and see!” And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand. I heard a voice in the middle of the four living creatures saying, “A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenix of barley for a denarius! Don’t damage the oil and the wine!”

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And we stuff our mouths with its name, and we gave it a gender because we insist on putting women in charge of caring, being patience and understanding, to swallow their feelings if the moment needs it. To be judges, but blind. Never is enough to keep humanity down, eyes blindfolded, gathering in the darkness and emptiness of a lifestyle where true feelings fade because we destroy their shell, their box, their room their meaning, everything to survive in an unfair atmosphere where the air and sea are framing our minds polluted because we don’t want to make the effort of opening our eyes and do something about it requires.

But we are forgetting this is a symbol of the greatest goddess which we have put on sale.

We once opened our eyes, at the beginning, but after we blinked and we never opened them again, because someone told us that the light is too bright for our eyes to behold.

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This piece shows a figure representing Justice, using the woman in the same way contemporary society did and still do, but her eyes aren’t blindfolded, as there isn’t always impartiality in the juridical system. The scales she holds, right hand and high, has two coins, one of two pounds and another of two euros, representing the importance of economics and how they can influence the juridical system, it also represents the average global daily wage. More than a third of the world's population live on less than $2 a day. In the left hand and lower, as dragged by its weight, holds a scale with a heart and a brain, used to represent reason and passion and the continuous fight in between each other to find the balance.

The horse represents society, all of us below justice and its rules, people maintain the juridical system in the way it is and has evolved, and when the juridical system is no longer impartial neither able to adapt itself to each case and circumstances, becomes an obsolete system. And the people (horse) rises, gets out of control and tries to get rid of the weight on their backs.

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