THE GREAT PURGE PLATE. (2016)


The plate, designed in memory of The Great Purge — the period of the most massive political (Stalins) repressions in the USSR in
1937—1938.



It’s an aesthetic reference to soviet revolutionary porcelain — a means of agitating new govermental values through tableware.
               


              One of the sketches for the plate design.

                 
                                                                                                         

               


The finished plate.
Two identical figures — one representing a shooter, and another representing a grave digger, standing on the same looped surface. A very simple metaphor for the mechanism of a repressive machine.