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's what we found in the area.
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 an abandoned water tank nearby. We visited the site in May 2018; unfortunately, most of the art inside of the water tank has been destroyed by a tagger. See video below.
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.
More on the area
Salvation Mountain, East Jesus and the Kinetoscope are all located in Slab City near Niland, CA, USA.
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