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Building The Railroad-floating To Freedom

VanOs -

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Building The Railroad-floating To Freedom Painting
 

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Tags: abstract paintings, railroad paintings, shoe paintings, river paintings, travel paintings

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Innisfail, Qu

Your wonderful work rises to higher planes with this sharing of such a truly amazing story of the human spirit and will to live; thanks for sharing.

Nicholasville, KY

Great work of art and great story!!

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Price

$1,800.00

 

Dimensions

40.000 x 30.000 x 1.500 inches

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Title

Building The Railroad-floating To Freedom

Artist

VanOs -

Medium

Painting - Acrylic And Mixed Media On Canvas

Description

The inspiration for this piece was a story in the New York Times about an Asian man who worked on the "Death Railroad", the railroad connecting Thailand and Burma, built during WWII, under horrific conditions. When this man became weak from malnutrition and disease, rather than be buried alive as he had seen others dispensed with, he escaped death and forced labor by jumping into the river Kwai. He clung on to a piece of bamboo and floated for seven days and seven nights, until he was rescued by Buddhist monks. He was eventually able to return to his family and is still alive today.

The piece consists of paint, metal, wood, a found shoe sole, glass, string, a painted postcard, a toy soldier, raffia, and mesh fabric on canvas.

The courage of this man to have the guts not to follow the flock, and to take his destiny into his own hands is what inspired me.

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August 25th, 2008

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