The story of the three flamingos in Atacama Salt Lake is a story of inspiration. I am from South America and wanted to bring to the attention the images of the Atacama Salt flats in the country of Chile. These flats are considered the largest salt deposits in Chile and the largest source of lithium in the world. The Atacama mountains seemed like dormant volcanos. I thought that it was very fascinating that the biggest salt reserves had flamingos living in that area. I always associated flamingos with tropical areas and did not realized that they exist in the Andes and in Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. There are species of flamingos that live in Africa and Europe. I just thought that the flamingos where an intriguing subject. The three flamingos also represent harmony, wisdom and understanding.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, titled and date ‘Atacama Salt Lake’, January, Atlanta, 2016 (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 in. (60 x 91 cm)
Painted in 2016
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2018
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