Panamanian Isthmus

Daniel Stine's avatar Daniel Stine

This six painting series examines the long human presence within the natural space of the Panamanian Isthmus. Besides being a vital corridor for international trade Panama is one of the most ecologically diverse and relatively untouched regions of the world. This dichotomy is illustrated through the juxtaposition of the tropical landscape of Panama with the massive scale of global economic exchange that bottlenecks at the canal in the form of containerships. Each painting depicts various locations along the Isthmus while attempting to pictorially represent various characteristics of its historical and ecological diversity. Thematically, the focus is on the divergent yet symbiotic relationship of the manmade with the natural. Stylistically, the combination of indigenous Panamanian patterns, regional colors, and traditional western forms of representation were utilized as a baseline for the creation of these works.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 - 2
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 8'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 5'