Judas 2020

Judas is an ancient name given to a traitor or a demon. The Judas kiss symbolises an act of apparent love, respect or affection but in reality is a betrayal.

These two hands, based upon the ‘clapping hands’ emoji, evoke the language of social media but also reference praying hands.

Perspex was chosen as a translucent, contemporary material that refracts light in contrast to the solid, fake ‘classical’ plinth. Perspex is currently in great demand to provide protective screening. A harbour provides shelter from the storm, a place of safety.

Judas’ was commissioned by Creative Folkestone for The Plinth 2020