Leang Seckon
Hell on Earth
Mixed media and collage on canvas
150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in)

Earth is a perfect planet, but humans can be romantic and delusional—and think that the stars and the moon are more perfect than the earth. That is why stars and moons often become symbols of a country’s identity, shown on the flags of, for example, the USA, China, Vietnam, Europe, etc.

In the world, people compete for power through their achievements in science, economics and building technology. But these fields increase the demand for large industries that heavily impact the environment and the ozone. The earth is getting hotter and hotter, and damaging the environment. The earth is getting hotter and hotter from the sun. So the stars are destroying themselves because of ceaseless ambitions.