It has oft been said that through art we learn about ourselves and the world in which we live. Fieldey’s latest offering, Lady Luck – always stabs you in the back, teaches us a very valuable lesson: there ain’t no such thing as luck. Gamble with fortune, and you gamble with your soul.
Fieldey portrays this Lady Luck through the Hindu goddess Kali, whose name means ‘she who destroys’. Unlike the ancient Roman statues of Fortuna, adorned with angel wings and blindfolds, Kali wears a necklace of human skulls, reminding us that she won’t bring us good fortune; she’s a big, blue, four-armed sociopath waiting to impale us with her trident before she boils our heads to make her jewellery.
But will this stop us? Hell no. We love taking risks, and what would life be without the proverbial crazed homicidal blue bitch on our backs?
It’s all in the game, yo.