In its 92nd year, the Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition selected George Anthonisen as its Honored Artist. The show runs from 1 to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 at the mill, on River Road about a mile north of New Hope.
Anthonisen is exhibiting new work titled “The Rape of Justice.”
He has made the following comments about the work.
“Laws are enacted to serve Justice. If laws are changed or enacted to serve power, Justice is made vulnerable if not maimed or even destroyed. “I see Justice as beautiful and vulnerable. I see the law as turning to power through corruption and persuasion.
“Without protection from law, power rapes Justice. Power is the survival of the fittest and taking what one wants at any cost. ‘The Rape of Justice’ is the personification of that happening.’”
Anthonisen said in the sculpture, Justice is fighting for survival. “She has been stabbed in the side with her scales. This connotatively is like Christ stabbed in the side before being crucified.”