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Infrastructure: Flint

John Leben's avatar John Leben

We live on the surface, unaware and uncaring about what is below us, the infrastructure of our cities and towns. As long as we have power for our lights, water for our sustenance and gas for our heating and cooking, we are (mostly) happy and content. The Flint water crisis was a wake-up call to the dangers of complacency and the awful results of unintended consequences from ill thought out solutions to environmental problems. This painting, from my continuing "Urban Punk" Series, is purposely ambiguous. Is the liquid pouring from the red ball a solution, cleansing the water? Or is it part of the problem, adding toxic chemicals to the water supply. The peaceful village above can only see the red ball and hope that the forces that put it there have good intentions.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Digital Painting
  • Width: 96 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 48 inches