Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x48
According to the IUCN, our reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Some factors which are killing the corals are the increasing temperature of our oceans, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, unethical fishing methods, water pollution, sedimentation, and human activities.
Corals constantly play a balancing act with the waters they have to work with and can undergo only so much bleaching before they just can't continue and they die.
It is our choice to catch our behavior in time to save this ecosystem and the number one way is to be mindful of our carbon footprint and unnecessary consumption habits.
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.