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 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.
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