The desire to discover something new drives us into untapped, remote regions. If one was successful, a statue of the conqueror in a proud pose once bore witness to it.
Conquered, on the other hand, often experienced a rapid decline due to gifts from the so-called cultural peoples. Their fate is blinded from our consciousness, it remains - albeit as a trophy - the portrait of a "savage".
My portrait of a conqueror vanishes with small disturbances to the conquered and refers to the doubtful success of perseverance.