Breathe in, Breathe Out
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x22
The recent fires in the Amazon rain forest and possible lifted restrictions on the largest temperate forest in the world, the Tongass national forest, weigh deeply among many other issues challenging our planet. While on the journey of making this piece, as I often do, I infused my thoughts with paying attention to breath, breathing in…breathing out…really tuning in to my breath and envisioning the Amazon and Tongass Forest.
and their relationship to our planet and all of our lives.
Envisioning fresh air, green and lush spaces, love and beauty We don’t need to be loosing more trees and natural habitats, home to millions of animal and plant life. Swaying thoughts and energies toward solutions and hope is how I choose to steer my art.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset. 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 and the agonizing process to cluster them neatly represent a way to come to terms with simultaneous realities of connectivity, 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.