Maarten Vanden Eynde

Wheel of Fortune

2015
Acrylic paint and pen on hardboard, 38 x 28 cm.
(In the collection of Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium)

Wheel of Fortune is a collaboration with the Congolese painter Musasa. It depicts seven natural treasures that are extracted and exported from Congo and had and/or have a mayor influence on human evolution: Uranium for the development of the atom bomb, rubber for the transportation and telecommunication revolution, wood for the construction and furniture industry, ivory for a variety of games and musical instruments, copper for the military and wars, diamonds for jewellery and scientific instruments, and precious metals and minerals for the IT-sector.