Dimensions: 68 x 24 x 20″
Media: polychromed wood, lead
Petrol Jinni by Walter Robinson was created during the build up to the first Iraq War. A nod to the work of Otto Dix and the harsh realities of war, Petrol Jinni serves as a commentary on a war over fought over resources. An amputee half stands in a bucket of petroleum, while the Aladdin style lamp and title refer to the Arabic culture as well as the promise of exotic riches. The Genies of Arabic folklore granted wishes—usually along with a caveat or the danger of unintended consequences.