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 infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset, and I often represent filters flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. The symbols represent the chaos and conflict between man, technology, and nature. The process of repetition is cathartic and gives me a way to organize this chaos and conflict, infuse harmony and stability, and renew hope that mankind will find a way to 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.