måndag 6 juni 2011

Tsunami. My version of Hokusais classic The Great Wave off Kanagawa. This was very difficult to paint because the original is so perfect, every drop of water and every shadow is right where it should be. No chance to beat that... Here I had to use thicker lines because it´s printed only about 8 cm wide, and thin lines disappear in the printing process. When I saw the news of the tsunami in Japan, with cars, big boats and even trains dragged along with the water, I came to think about this picture. I worked with infographics that weekend and the whole week after that, and felt very tiny in comparison to all the questions we had to try to answer. We think we can control everything but events like this remind us that we can´t.

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