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Friday, March 15, 2013
I was waiting for my sister at a mega-mall in Jakarta, Indonesia last year. It was supposed to be a quick, souvenir shopping stop that turned out to be 3 hours long. Nevertheless, it was fascinating watching well-dressed, young, and hip Jakartans strolling along this 10 level mall. Interestingly, they weren’t really purchasing anything from the shops. Even though I enjoyed the youth and the vibrant people in the big city, I was more fascinated by the aged, the ones who probably saw the city grow under a dictatorship and develop into this democratic (so it seemed) megalopolis. This painting is of an old Jakartan. "Woman from Jakarta", watercolor 9"x12".
Monday, December 10, 2012
In Gabon, women held the family together. They leave for the fields first thing in the morning and come back before dark. They tend the fields all day and still find the energy to cook at night. It was an uneven division of labor. I tried to show the Gabonese woman's resilience in this painting. "Mama Antoinette", gouache 10"x14"