Back in August, Dublin street artist and CHTM favourite ADW ended up in hot water with the Gardaí for a piece of street art he painted as part of the Kings of Concrete Festival. In a city where Justice has always looked a little funny, (“The Statue of Justice, mark well her station, her face to the castle and her arse to the nation!”) ADW placed her over the knee of a riot-squad officer, which led to this scene:
In the latest edition of Rabble, ADW discusses this piece and what it meant, as well as the response of the police to it:
The blindfold represents her decisions to be objective and impartial and not to be influenced by wealth, power, status or politics. In one hand she holds the scales of justice which represents her careful weighing the claims of each side. Her sword which represents her willingness to defend her decisions lies broken beside the riot shield.
Thankfully, he has repainted the piece. Here she is, in all her glory.