“River before me” is a work inspired by Andreas Gursky’s “Rhine II” to represent the changes man made to our environment.
This landscape is of the estuary of the Klang River in Pulau Indah, Selangor, Malaysia. It is muddy confluent flows into the Straits of Malacca carrying all the debris and pollutant of an emerging nation.
In the horizon, you can see the last line of natural defence against the environmental devastating pollutant, which is the fragile mangrove forest.
And above in the sky, is a stormy raincloud in motion, symbolizing all is not well in the coming future.
The thin boundary represented by the mangrove forest symbolize how close we are to devastating our earth.
Love life… Love your environment :)
p.s. : The Guardian described Andreas Gursky’s work “Rhine II” as sludgy, desolate and featureless landscape and not much more. I disagree! Gursky’s work inspired me so much that I have gone on and produced this work called “River before me”, which is as sludgy, desolate & featureless.