SILENCIO, watercolor

Silencio, 6x9 watercolor

From Assisi, Italy, where I painted "Silencio", I recently finished reading "The Garlic Ballads", by Nobel Prize Winner in literature MO YAN. It is a denunciation of the peasants struggle and suffering in China as recently as the 1980s. The writing is beautiful and poignant, Mo Yan immerses us in the stench, blood, sweat and tears of the peasants. Not an easy read for me, I suffered with every character in the story.