After the discovery of bromate in the water, Los Angeles, California officials began to search for a method to shade the Ivanhoe and Elysian Reservoirs, as an adverse chemical reaction caused by sunlight was the reason for the presence of carcinogenic compounds. A DWP biologist devised a plan to shade the resevoirs using 3 million black plastic orbs.
Next Wave Auteur.
Acrylic and mixed media 19x26”
Walking through the streets of Gyalthang, (South West Tibetan Plateau), my eye kept getting drawn to clusters of pink and blue. A flash of pink and blue as a woman crossed a street, or a small group of pink and blue as women sat idly gossiping in the sun. These are the colors of the women’s traditional dress and from jackets to shirts, aprons and head dresses, they donned them like a uniform.
This picture is of a little girl whose family we visited. My eyes took in her pink head dress, her red robe, and just as they were skimming over her blue shirt, I caught the words ‘baby’ in light pink. A hint of a new world that was slowly creeping into age old local traditions. An English word where no one spoke English. A nylon printed shirt among the woven, wollen robes. This painting is my attempt to capture culture as it is and as it was as the tide of change enveloped it.
Marko, from past to present.