Acrylic and ink on canvas, 30x40
$1900 (Scroll down for purchase details)
Grevy’s zebra are only found in Africa. They compete with cattle for the little water supply available. Poaching and loss of habitat due to large urbanizing efforts are the main causes of their endangered status. From a population of 15K in the ’70s, the population has declined about 75% leaving us with less than 2500 left in the wild. About 65 Million people annually move to urban areas due in large part to violence and climate change, which forces immigration.
This piece brings awareness to the plight of Zebras.
I often infuse my work with clusters of symbols organized in different ways. These symbols represent all aspects of life on the planet, like biology, chemistry, alchemy, technology, mathematics, pop culture, tribal symbols and icons of my own.
Humanity’s impact on our world is so profound and life altering that it seems all exists either in chaos, perpetual conflict or imbalance between humans, technology and nature.
Going through creating these clusters allows me to organize and digest the chaos, and literally open up space to breathe within the work and myself. Otherwise, all open space would be filled with chaos.
My work, though it tells hard truths about how human behaviors and consumption habits affect life, it is about hope that the human race will create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.
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