As Paint goes by is a photo essay made by Maria Beatriz Mousinho (Portugal) and Tania Won (Russia). Beatriz is an artist who does different solo projects and for her it was first time to work with a partner. Her first exhibition was in 2008 in Holland, her last was in Indonesia in 2011. Tania Won is a photographer who lives on Bali (Indonesia). She started her life as a photographer in 2006 and had her first foreign solo exhibition in February 2012 in Cambodia.
…A broken shell is as beautiful as a shell that is perfect…”
(Martim, 5 years old)
Beauty exists in everything and in every stage of its existence. Wrinkles are statements of life on the skin, memories of moments that once existed. They create patterns, transforming a historyless surface into a map indicating the travelled roads and paths, through mountains and deserts, rivers and seas of life. Old age people show different skin maps, and in their beauty and diversity can be read how they have lived their existence.
We have chosen 11 different women in Bali, Indonesia, with ages ranging from around 75 to over 100. Their lives differ, some worked hard, some lived more stronghearted than others, some still have a bright and strong energy that makes them look like young girls, some collapsed in their sorrows.
Their beauty and their truth is visible in all the wrinkles they agreed to enhance with colour, exhibiting their life with simplicity and honesty.
The first exhibition is going to be in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia) in the end of August where you can enjoy full version of the project. e-mail Tania Won for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want your photo essay to be featured, e-mail email@example.com for more info!
She was married but never had children of her own. Although very thin, Ni Nyoman is very energetic and has a strong voice and an open smile. Ni Nyoman has always been a very happy and sweet person, never getting angry with anyone.
She keeps alive the memory of being a dancer at Antonio Blanco’s, having dancing classes for some years when she was very young. She still performs at the temples in full moon ceremonies. She dances while she cooks…