Oil On Canvas
70cm X 100cm
SIGNED PRINTS AVAILABLE
"My visit to Nakna village was an incredibly interesting and inspirational experience. This village being on the south coast of Bangladesh was on the front line for climate change disasters. Flooding and cyclones were becoming more and more frequent and the community together with Friendship were doing all they could to try and improve the situation. One such improvement was the introduction of satellite clinics. These clinics were vital as previously no health care was available in such a remote and isolated region.
Once every month paramedics would come into the village and they would check the height and weight of the children as many were malnourished. They have introduced a nutrition programme to help combat this problem and would show the community how to cook locally produced food and how to introduce a varied and healthy diet with the food that is available at an extremely low cost. It was during this nutrition programme that I met Tajmira Akter.
I wanted to paint Tajmira in a hyperrealism style with a background of faded images of Tajmira to not only show the increasing number of malnourished children but also how these faded symbols are allowed to fade by the rich and powerful of the world as climate change continues to cause havoc on the poor and deprived areas."
Words by the artist, James Earley.