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Erikka

Newest painting in S-E Asia series

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Erikka

This is the fourth in a series of ten paintings that are about things I saw and experienced during my South East Asia tour while in the Navy. It is called Hong Kong #2, Lunch on Lan Street. I will post more as they are finished.

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Jani

Interesting.  I like it.

 

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Erikka

The object of this series originally was to paint some of the positive memories and leave the ugliness of war as an image, but two of the paintings I am currently working on transcend that format. One dealing with the aftermath of an NVA rocket attack that blew up the ammo dump at Cam Rahn Bay and the other one depicting the beggar kids that would jump into a sewage infested river for nickels and dimes tossed by U.S. sailors into the Po river just out side of the Subic Bay, Philippines navy base. The deeper I go into this series, the harder it is to just remember the mundane because the tragedy of war and poverty once seen is impossible to unsee.

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Jani

Try to stay positive as you create your art.  This was certainly a difficult time in your youth where you probably had different feelings than now.  

 

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Susan R

Beautifully done. Very colorful and easy on the eyes!  You certainly have talent, Erikka!

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Erikka

Thank you.

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