Insects become a metaphor for the treatment of human beings as disposable in the work of Bernardo Vallarino. He is concerned with disregard for human worth and the abuse of power. In Genocide Specimen Samples he compares the portrayal of genocide victims to butterflies in museum cases – used as educational tools for the future.
Genocide Specimen Samples, 2016. Mixed media. 76.2cm x 274.3cm x 28cm.