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The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the M├ętis Nation. More

The Essentialists Exhibition

Artwork Gallery

Colour painted image of planet earth in orbit
Close-up photograph of a sink with brown liquid
Close-up image of the painting in the sink covered with brown liquid

Artist Statement

Artist Name: Eric Pon

Title: Untitled

Medium: Acrylic paint, ink on watercolour paper

Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

This piece showcases the earth, during our time of the Anthropocene, being destroyed by heavily polluted water. The image itself is acrylic paint on watercolour paper with inking embellishments and a final black acrylic wash. What we see here is me ruining a beautiful piece of art in the name of the planet! My beautiful painting, I ruin, in a sink of polluted water, just like the waters of our beautiful planet are being ruined by our togetherness as a species.