Johnny Carrera 'The Little Prince with a Big Lever'
The Little Prince With the Big Lever was inspired by the illustrations in The Little Prince; the terrifying idea that a planet could be so small and the realization that we live on that small planet. The squid symbolizes the evil in the world that we wish to rid ourselves of - the fundamentalism that begets hatred. Hopefully the prince is all good in his desire to wield an enormous lever to push that monster into space, but can we truly remove hate with one of the “mechanical powers"? The images come from G & C Merriam Engravings that the artist printed in his Pictorial Webster’s Artist’s Dictionary in 2006.