Floods Aftermath and Other Hurricane Stories II, 2020, acrylic and house paint on polyethylene blue tarp, 96 × 72 in; 243.8 × 182.9 cm each © Lionel Cruet, 2020. Image by Lionel Cruet Studio
Flood Aftermath and Other Hurricane Stories II
Floods Aftermath and Other Hurricane Stories II is a series of paintings on blue tarps that depict vernacular houses in a landscape were the atmosphere and the ground are treated to make reference on the effect of Hurricanes and heavy floods.
"The most recent paintings are comprised of four, and they were created in 2020. These offer a continuation of the ones from 2015, a new chapter. In this case, the imagery draws attention to brushstrokes that simulate landslides or sinkholes as well as an atmospheric treatment on the superior portion that suggests the cloudy skies. Despite they both have the same title; they reference directly the compelling stories of the loss upon a natural disaster as well open question on what is the future of climate? How can we envision resilience, if we are part of it, and how a new landscape is being created as these events take place? From the material standpoint: Who is the benefactor on the production of these tarps? These are just questions that the artworks aim to open up." -Lionel Cruet More: https://www.artecapital.net/snapshot-58