bold as love
poem by Charles Bukowski
painting by R.Visalda
Wearing white protective masks and suits, Yuzo Mihara and his wife Yuko pose for photographs on a deserted street in the town of Namie, inside the Fukushima nuclear disaster exclusion zone. Following the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, tens of thousands of people lost their homes and are still living in temporary housing. The 21,000 residents of Namie had to abandon their homes after the town was evacuated following the nuclear alert.
"Japan’s Chernobyl: The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in Hello Kitty’s home of Japan is a never-ending disaster, destroying human health, sea and land life."
oil on canvas, 2014. by R.Visalda.
Done for Art Attack SF as part of their Hello Kitty themed show.
thanks for the feature, fuckyeah. kittylove.
rainbow by R. Visalda, 2013