Drawing Museum of Italian History by Hunter Madsen

Museum of Italian History


"Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil."   
                - Vachel Lindsay 


Where now, Western civ, if we are no longer heading toward a cosmopolitan future, a confederation of open societies, as we'd all been thinking? Rome's republic fell to its own demagogues, and likewise it seems as though our liberal triumphalism now gives way to a corrosive new critique from within that heads in no clear direction, points fear-twisted fingers in all directions, and devolves into coarse tribalism. 

Have the barbarians peering through our security fencing turned out to be us, and no kind of solution, after all? As C.S. Lewis once pointed out, the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. 

TITLE - "The Museum of Italian History"
WHERE - Statuary shop, Burnaby, B.C. (2014)