some years ago I shoot a photo in Hiroshima, Japan.
It`s taken in the center where the atombomb explode.
Can`t find a memorial or sign which reminds of that fact.
Maybe it`s the reason I painted the Maria statue in.
Enclosed you will find some early versions. I really didn`t know how to paint her face. So I overpainted it some times. Which expression, maybe her eyes are covered...?
In the end I painted her a wise, strong and beautiful face.
Hiroshima winter 2004