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A star in the night

Richard Palomino (Lilla Duva)'s avatar Richard Palomino (Lilla Duva)

"a star in the night" is a set of paintings depicting the planet earth seen from space and showing the North American continent. This is to focus on the beauty of our planet and to draw public attention to everyone's involvement in the destruction of our natural habitat. These painting will be accompanied by a text in English, Spanish, French explaining the concept: "There is, between the crimes of the one who throws a greasy paper on the ground and the one that degasses an oil tanker on the high seas, a difference of means, not a difference of philosophy! What will we say to our children when they ask us what we did to prevent this? "Sorry, but it's the other who destroyed everything, everything polluted with mercury, lead, etc., but I did not do anything!" No, we did not do anything except watch the ship sink. What have we done with this land that has been lent to us? What if we had never left the garden of Eden but called it EARTH after ransacking it? What responsibility do we have before God? Do we have or have not let our air conditioners or our heaters run in an empty house? Do we have or have not cut one tree without planting another? Do we have or have not bought a huge and fuel-laden car to flatter your ego? Do we have or have not cleaned the engine of our boat in the blue water of the sea? If so, do we want to reform, at our humble level, our negative action (s) on the environment? If so, we will be a star in the night, if so, in our humble scale, we will paint a tiny white star to illuminate the cosmos so dark because of the denial of our responsibilities This will mean that we will plant one tree every year, that we will pick up the polluting waste left by others on our Eden. And this example, given to our loved ones, will overwhelm this world full of unguilty people with dirty hands and guilty consciences. our example will dazzle the cosmos of so many new stars"

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3cm
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 3.20m
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 2.50m