A Symphony of Echoes
No incident, however seemingly trivial, is unimportant in the scheme of things. One event leads to another, which triggers something else and before you know where you are, the ramifications spread far and wide throughout History. Echoing down the ages. Getting fainter and fainter, but never completely dying away. They talk of The Harmony of the Spheres, but History is A Symphony of Echoes. Every little action has huge consequences.
This series of small paintings was a visual reflection of the 2015 Southeast Asian haze pollution crisis which affected several countries in Southeast Asia. The haze has been a long-term issue that occurs in varying intensity during every dry season in the region, caused by forest fires resulting from slash-and-burn practices, principally on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, which then spread quickly in the dry season.