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Acrylic and ink on canvas, 30x40
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.
An important part of completing her process involves finding the calm amidst the chaos. To come to terms and find her center, she meticulously and in a very purposeful way, draws and organizes clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) which weave throughout her work. These represent the chaos of noise surrounding each one of us; how our experiences are possibly being filtered by technology. The way they are tightly organized and clustered is where the calm exists.