artists paint circular mural inside abandoned water tank in the desert artists paint circular mural inside abandoned water tank in the desert
apr 20, 2015

artists paint circular mural inside abandoned water tank in the desert

artists paint circular mural inside an abandoned water tank in the desert
(above) photo by FNA photo

 

 

 

in the desert of slab city, california, artists christina angelina and ease one have completed ‘kinetoscope’, a circular mural inside an abandoned water tank. in order for visitors to access the site, they must climb a staircase to the top of the tank, where a ladder takes them deep into the bottom of the structure.

 

two groupings of painted female faces are applied to the surrounding circumference, each embodying a specific emotion that ties to a meaningful moment from angelina’s life. the saturated blue portraits — which sit atop a ghostwritten blend of eastern/western writing styles by ease one — are displayed as a series of freeze frames, creating action that moves with the viewer as they ring around the space. amplified sound reverberation within the chamber seemingly transports the visitor far away from the sandy desert expanse that surrounds the artwork.

christina angelina kinetoscope ease one desert california
photo by FNA photo

christina angelina kinetoscope ease one desert california
photo by FNA photo

christina angelina kinetoscope ease one desert california
photo by psydekick

christina angelina kinetoscope ease one desert california
photo by psydekick

christina angelina kinetoscope ease one desert california
photo by psydekick

christina angelina ease one kinetoscope desert california
photo by psydekick

artists paint circular mural inside an abandoned water tank in the desert
photo by FNA photo

christina angelina ease one kinetoscope desert california
photo by FNA photo

christina angelina ease one kinetoscope desert california
photo by FNA photo

christina angelina ease one kinetoscope desert california
photo by FNA photo

christina angelina ease one kinetoscope desert california
photo by psydekick

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