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Daughter: Out of the Dust - 2010 Haiti Earthquake
:: Daughter: Out of the Dust - first painting of the out of the Dust Series based on images and emotions of the January 12, 2010 Earthquake in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - 48" x 60" painted September 2010 Acrylics on Canvas - Japanese Kanji reads "musume" (daughter) - more exploration into the lost of identity theme also the kanji and flatness is in the style of old Japanese wood prints. A Father carries his hurt daughter through a fog of white dust.
Note: This painting was painted on top of an old Rain Series painting because I did not have the funds for new art materials so I often paint over my old work when I feel the need to express something deep and emotional. So the rain drips of paint can still be seen that is intentional. (send a canvas)
An easy critique to make of this painting is that the Japanese kanji takes away from the rest of the painting the viewer is left feeling it would be have a better painting without that distraction, this was intentional and planned. I lost friends and unknown family during that earthquake and while painting this I was extremely depressed. I planned to add the kanji to say that suffering is universal and also to detach and distract the viewer from the serious emotional flow of a father carrying his injured daughter. The kanji breaks the viewer from the rest of the painting turning it into a flat thing as soon as the kanji is seen, a feeling of detachment comes to the surface. Just as the world tends to forget bad events after a short time and forget that suffering still exists not too far away. I want the world to LOOK again and feel, do not forget Haiti. Suffering still goes on. - nazaire
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I don't want to be something that I am not but I do not want to be stuck being something I already know I am... can't change my DNA or Roots and would never dream it so changed, but this inheritance... Be it a gift or a curse is not all I wish to experience in life... I want to share my inheritance with the world and I want to explore other things that I have little knowledge of... I cannot deny who I am but it is not an excuse to deny who I can become. -nazaire
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