It is a process of gradual decline of the original, corrosion. Due to air, moisture, chemicals and temperature – most in combination – the interaction between the original material leads to a completely news set or palette of oxides. They are of a ‘lower’ alloy, chemically speaking.
Let us take it as a metaphor. That of hope for a better world as pristine light blue. The social pressure cooker of politics and drives towards destruction of some autocrats causes new ‘molecule’ connections on the board of hope with new colours that take over.
Corrosion of hope on ethical or moral values seems to be emerging in the present time frame. This is how it could look like.
Kruf, J.P. (2022) Corrosion [fine art print] Breda: Private collection.