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  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES
  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES
  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES
  • (FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES

(FOREVER FREE) THREE GRACES

MARIA-HENDRIKAPARK OSTEND

Michael Ray Charles

Using images of our collective memory Michael Ray Charles exposes social and political topics. (Forever Free) Three Graces refers to the three graces, symbolising beauty, grace and joy. A cynical title for a trio of sculptures, that derive their form from the Ku Klux Klan. Although the shapes are strongly stylised, we clearly recognize the characteristics of the typical costumes of the Ku Klux Klan. In 2006 the work was displayed in Zeebrugge on the occasion of Beaufort02. Afterwards The Three Graces was moved to the Maria Hendrikapark in Ostend, where it can still be admired.