My woodcut prints and serigraphy works give insights into the roots of political and economic system change in post-Soviet countries, especially for South-East countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Overload old Soviet cars is one of the common cultural attitude. These old, tired cars with overload capitalistic profit dreams could interpret as a bridge in-between happened socialism and understanding of new arrived capitalism. They show the end of the old economic system. They are the symbol of political system change.
In the “Carry your roots!” series, works are presenting artifacts of Soviet roots as a descent into ruin that may signaling the rise as a global capital of capitalism. Ruins symbolize the boundary between Soviet dream to nightmare, as well as represents roots/rhizomes of political and economic system change in Caucasus region.
The question of “What was special about Ford?” already answered. Nearly 25 years after the Soviet Union, could we ask a follow up question on the role of Soviet Cars in these countries?