Beautiful injured Landscape

Beautiful injured Landscape

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The Shrimpfarm I, oil/acrylic on wood ,70x80cm, 2013

Near the National Park Sam Roi Yod (see map) we built a house.

Our house near national park Sam Roi Yod
Our house near national park Sam Roi Yod

To buy the land area was cheap because the people said the groundwater is salty .“ Nothing will grow”!, we were told. But within 5 years, we created a beautiful garden. Of course not all the trees and plants can grow but many of them.
About 30 years ago, this area was covered with natural vegetation, rice fields and mangrove forests – the elder people said but now the area is partially destroyed by shrimp-farms. Investors came and talked to the local population in that time (despite National Park status) and the people maybe were thinking that the shrimp-breeding will bring much more money. Anyway 3 years ago a virus paralyzed many shrimp-breeding..
Travelling through the NP you can see red and blue nets hanging over the pools of the shrimp pools to prevent the shrimps from the birds.

The Shrimpfarm II, oil/acrylic on wood ,70x80cm, 2013
The Shrimpfarm II, oil/acrylic on wood ,70x80cm, 2013

It´s like an artificial cut in the landscape. That´s exactly want I want to describe in my painting also see series the “human traces”. See website:
Hanno Karlhuber – Die Spur des Menschen

Some strange points of view (the farms)

The temple behind the net
The temple behind the net
Shrimp farm
Shrimp farm
Wraped hut
Wraped hut
Desert land
Desert land
Shrimp farm
Shrimp farm

Passing by with my bicycle every day I also see the wraped huts, desert land and empty pools. It seems nobody care if a project did not work out. The functional aesthetics of the working shrimp-farms (about 20% of the area) is okay, but how to do with the (for me) destroyed, injured area? So my vision is, to rebuilt the area with fish-farms for hobbyfishing or golf-courses together with restaurant facilities.
I don´t like Disney-World- areas, but a little bit “clean up” can be done and its not expensive.
In my panorama painting I put in some palm-trees along the road to show how nice it could look like.

View from the terrace, acryl/oil painting, 70x50cm 4 parts
View from the terrace, acryl/oil painting, 70x50cm 4 parts
Panorama painting, Part 4
Panorama painting, Part 4

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