Acrylic & ink on canvas, 40x30
*Award Recipient, "Art in the time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing", Circle Foundation, Lyon, France, 2020
As COVID19 continues to penetrate our lives in ways we never expected, it is forcing us to experience life in a different way. In these trying times, I find many of us seem to be attuning ourselves to things like nature, breath, neighbors...things that before we took for granted or ignored. Today, those things mean the world.
I continue to tune-in to the things that matter and tune out a bit the invasive noise. I'm also continuing to balance my use with technology as it is tempting to use it in higher quantities these days. I'm careful to enjoy real experiences and remember to get out and nature, hear the birds and see and experience things in person.
Here is an article written by research journalists from The Guardian Titled "Tip of the Iceberg: is our destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?"
I often infuse my work with clusters of symbols organized in different ways. These symbols represent all aspects of life on the planet, like biology, chemistry, alchemy, technology, mathematics, pop culture, tribal symbols and icons of my own.
Humanity’s impact on our world is so profound and life altering that it seems all exists either in chaos, perpetual conflict or imbalance between humans, technology and nature.
Going through creating these clusters allows me to organize and digest the chaos, and literally open up space to breathe within the work and myself. Otherwise, all open space would be filled with chaos.
My work, though it tells hard truths about how human behaviors and consumption habits affect life, it is about hope that the human race will create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.
*works are sold unframed unless specified. Pictures shown with frame are for display purposes only.