Maja Ruznic
The Endless March

ink on paper, signed verso

7.9 × 5 in (20.07 × 12.7 cm)
14.5 × 11.5 in (36.83 × 29.21 cm)

The Endless March depicts a figure marching—his or her leg (gender is intentionally ambiguous) high up in the air and arms propelling or pulling them forward. I think of the figure as the personification of history as it is unfolding and their deep gaze towards the viewer as a confrontation—they are asking us: what are you going to do about it?

History is depicted as a zombie—marching but not fully conscious—moving but not always in the ‘right’ direction. The small scale of this work is meant to draw the viewer into an intimate space while simultaneously implicating and asking us about our own relationship to political events—about our actions or inactions.