Acrylic & ink on canvas, 40x30
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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?"
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous during my creative journey. They help keep me centered and gain a sense of calm amidst current world chaos.
In this piece it manifests through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise involves how present day tech consumption filters or even replaces so much of our real life experience with the actual world because the physical world is disappearing. Putting this noise into some sense of organization is satisfying and centering, and perhaps my nostalgia for how life was before technology comes into play and is part of the reason I am so sensitive to present day life on this planet.