Political Cartoon “Wall Swimmer” by Iranian American Cartoonist and Artist Kaveh Adel
Recently I had an interaction with a friend who said that true Artists do their Art for themselves whether the viewer understands the meaning or the point of the piece or not. He used Dali as an example.
I was always fascinated by Dali and his confidence in doing exactly what he envisioned in his mind despite the criticism. He thrived, not because he was “insane” but because he viewed things differently and that made others question his sanity rather than questioning their own.
This cartoon is about a wall swimmer. Someone, or a society, or a political party, or a social group, or a religious group, or a race, or a certain occupation, a certain gender………..who swims IN a wall and is drawn into the wall.
There is no real answer here. If you have come for an explanation, I am sorry to disappoint. Nope, none here!
Dali said, “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
I encourage anyone who uses ther senses to view art or anything in life, for that matter, to start by getting surreal!
See the Cartoon titled: “Wall Swimmer” on Facebook.
Kaveh Adel, the Human.
Kaveh Adel, Iranian American Artist and Cartoonist.