Taskmaster Fez: Avadim (The Story of Joe) chronicles the effects of domination, control and obedience through the interplay of two brothers: the  transformation of the younger (Joe) at the hands of the elder, who served as a father figure and employer. Built on a fez cap, the design  references an Egyptian taskmaster hat (the overseers of slaves in Egypt), while the size difference in the men along the base reflects an ancient stylistic tradition that depicts the most powerful figure as significantly larger in scale. The snake, a traditional symbol in Egyptian art here signifies deceit. Avadim in Hebrew means "slaves". The reference comes from a ritual prayer during the Passover recitation that begins Avadim Hayinu (we were slaves).
 
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