30 November 2014
Landslides in Art Part 21: Harlequin
Posted by Dave Petley
It has been a long time since I posted in my Landslides in Art series, so this one is well overdue. The last posting in this series was made almost a year ago. I really don’t know very much about this artist, except that she is based in Taipei in Taiwan, and uses the pseudonym Harlequin or Harlequipan. The painting in question appeared on her blog, which new seems to be defunct, four years ago. It is simply titled Landslide:
To me this appears to depict the type of channelised flow failures that are common on the steep slopes in the Central Mountains of Taiwan, triggered both by heavy rainfall and by earthquakes, such as this one from the 1999 earthquake:
I would welcome suggestions for future posts in this series.