Anita Yan Wong

Washington, US

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Ensemble of "Contemporary Traditional" ocean awareness paintings using ink, minerals, and real plastic bottles and plastic byproducts (sun printed onto the canvas) collected near the local beach.

These environmental awareness paintings reflect our human selfishness and altruistic inherited behaviors. We have consumed and produced so much plastic, directly harming ocean animals and sea crops. We must end this toxic cycle by rethinking for a cultural change.

The project reflects our human addictions, overconsumption, and plastic pollution in our current time. Traditional Asian painting often features beautiful and calm landscapes and animals, these "Contemporary Traditional" paintings are once again speaking for mother nature. "Mother Nature can't speak for herself verbally but She is whispering to us daily."
2022
  • Anita Yan Wong

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