Mel Watkin
Waterworks: RED SEAS, DETAIL
2006
Pen, pencil, acrylic on a map of the Mideast
39 1/4 x 23 inches
$2000
I changed the water in this work from a flat Mediterranean sea-blue to a glossy red one day after I heard a terrible news story on NPR. I have tried to find the story again, but can’t. I can’t remember the location, but I believe it was in Israel. A bomb went off at a market place injuring about 20 people. The injured were taken to two area hospitals and emergency crews rushed to the ambulance––at which point two additional bombs were set off. I had to sit down.
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