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 struggle with the amount of influence and power chaos and technology have over our planet, and how much it filters through all aspects of life. We have one planet to live on and the factor of time which holds constant. Tech power and consumption, virtual life, connectivity, isolation, sustainability, and humanity all share a common action thread of choice and are areas I research and try to respond to.
In pursuing a transformation of this struggle I inject my work with tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. This process of “organizing chaos” is intrinsic and cathartic, and visibly creates stability in my work.