Only 100 pieces of limited edition print of Village and Town Corruption, was printed to the highest standards on the finest acid-free, lignin-free on 100 % fine art paper. Each print was hand signed and numbered by the artist. This fine art print was created from an original painting by artist during the lifetime.
Village and Town Consumption 1994 (B. E. 2537)
In the painting “Village and Town Consumption”, the atmosphere is strangely bright, but this actually reflects (in more senses than one) the bright lights characteristic of settings in which gluttonous and greedy human beings sit together around a round table while consuming copious and wasteful amounts of food symbolically conceived as the consumption of all products of nature. With his undeviating strict attention to minute details, the artist shows how modern social interaction is inseparable from selfishness and wastefulness. Despite supposedly having the capacity to reason and to make moral judgments, human beings are actually even more animalistic than animals themselves.
Somphong said “The beings with wild boar, dog, crow and lizard skulls are hilarious. Even the trees upon which they sit are no more than mere stumps. In the future, their lives will crumble into nothingness. The skeletons in the painting are symbolic of the destruction and damage caused by the actions of an ignorant and avaricious society. In essence, destroying nature is the same as destroying one’s own life. In addition, cutting down forests is a slow way of killing animals. Animals that live in the forest cannot survive if their habitat is destroyed. Counting the number of animals living in an area is a way of estimating its ecological viability and sustainability.”