1,323 bloody pens

Twelve concentric circles. 1,323 pens dripping in blood. Installation artist Matthew Schembri’s piece is nothing if not a tribute to all those journalists, 1,323 incidentally, who were killed between 1998-2018, in pursuit of the truth.

This stunning chandelier made out of bloody pens becomes more relevant as the sordid details of an institutionalised crime, impunity and omertà emerge by the hour if not the Minute.

Captured by an able emerging videographer,  Johan Caruana commented on Facebook:”A year later, more revelations from the case of the assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia keep emerging on a daily basis… making a piece like Matthew’s all the more important”

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Last year, I had the opporunity to work with local artist Matthew Schembri on this amazing piece of art; a stunning chandelier made out of 1,332 bloody pens.A year later, more revelations from the case of the assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia keep emerging on a daily basis… making a piece like Matthew's all the more important.

Posted by Johann Caruana on Wednesday, November 27, 2019