The Kinetoscope and More

Christina Angelina and Ease One - Artists - Working in the Desert

At DesertUSA we're always on the lookout for new and interesting people and places in the deserts of the southwest. We were out in the field working on a story about Salvation Mountain near Niland, California on the east side of the Salton Sea when we heard about new artwork created by Christina Angelina and Ease One. Most of the art has been painted on the inside of an abandoned water tank left over from an old military training base in WWII. The base is long gone and this work is now on the outer edge of Slab City. Here is what we found in the area. This story is available to watch in video form.

The Kinetoscope with the water tank in the background

 

The Kinetoscope is a circular mural painted inside an abandoned water tank, created by Christina Angelina and Ease One. Inside the tank, Angelina has painted two sequences of fantastic, artfully rendered, female faces.  The portraits seem captured in frozen moments and combine to create a sense of motion. Her website, christinaangelina.com, states that “Each individual face embodies a specific emotion tied to a meaningful moment when Angelina trusted her intuition, an inherent sense often ignored by society. The subtle interconnectedness of these moments creates a sense of ‘magic’ in its movement as each form contributes to the natural flow of the piece. Her use of totem animals continues through the incorporation of raven and rattlesnake skulls. Faces sit atop a ghostwritten blend of Eastern/Western writing styles by Ease One. These hidden words form the lyrics to Society by Jerry Hannan and Eddie Vedder.” Read more about the Kinetoscope here.  Angelina also painted abandonded water tank nearby.

Here are some pictures of her art, done in the desert near Niland, California (33.249431, -115.468487 GPS). The area is also know as Slab City, California.

East side of the tank
East side of the tank

Closeup
Closeup

West side of Kinetoscope
The west side of the Kinetoscope


Nearby Abandonded Water Tank
Abandonded Water Tank Nearby

Bus located at the art compound, East Jesus, located in Slab City, California (33.263870, -115.465402 GPS)
Bus located at the art compound, East Jesus, located in Slab City, California (33.263870, -115.465402 GPS)

Closeup of Bus
Closeup of Bus

The buried bus was named Walter by the East Jesus artists
The buried bus was named Walter by the East Jesus artists

Shesha Sand Storm by Fin DAC and Angelina Christina
Shesha Sand Storm by Fin DAC and Angelina Christina

On Highway 86 - 3784 Scott Drive, Salton City, California (33.402893, -116.044516 GPS)
On Highway 86 - 3784 Scott Drive, Salton City, California (33.402893, -116.044516 GPS)

More on the area

Salvation Mountain, East Jesus and the Kinetoscope are all located in Slab City near Niland, CA, USA. 

The Salton Sea | Salvation Mountain | East Jesus | Kinetoscope | Airplane Man of Slab City


 

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