Jerrycan, by Julio Panisello
Oil on canvas paper, 12"x16", April 2021
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Painting Series: LIQUID GOLD
(Series statement written on April 2021).
During the last 16 years, artist Serge Attukwei Clottey has been collecting discarded yellow containers in his native Ghana that are made out of plastic and were once used to carry and store water. Women were tasked to walk miles to fill up the containers with potable water. Today, the containers are littering the country. Serge is using them as raw material for his plastic tapestries.
In addition to talking about the water crisis and environmental injustice, Serge is blanketing the streets where he lives to make a case for people unable to claim private property because of bureaucratic obstacles.
Desert X is currently showing an installation in Palm Springs using Serge Attukwei Clottey's plastic tapestry. Water shortage, environmental justice, and land ownership are issues that affect us here also.
We will use the same image reference of the yellow plastic container symbolizing so many things as inspiration for a still life painting.
All proceeds from this sale will go to CookClean Ghana.
- Signed by artist
- This painting is in West Hollywood, California.
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