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As we experience what many geologists call the Anthropocene Epoch, there is a great systemic impact of technology and caustic human behavior on all life on the planet.
Over the last hundred years, humans have moved the planet outside its natural limits. The human impact has been so profound that the future of the planet's behavior is forever changed.
My current works are driven by the plights of endangered animals and other living beings whose current predicaments underscore how urbanism, infoglut, and virtual reality threaten all living organisms.
I layer a variety of techniques and materials to build my framework, and geometry, color and symbolism fuse to complete my narrative.
Living beings are disappearing in large part because of climate change. Climate change is happening at a faster pace than ever, largely due to urbanism. Mass urbanism is possible because of technology. Finally, technology is overloading humanity with information, filtering experiences and removing us further and further away from nature.
Throughout my work, you will find ones and zeroes and clusters of symbols. Computers operate in binary; a numeric system of ones and zeroes storing data and performing calculations. Incorporating binary code which spells words I translated from our alphabet, serves as a reminder of how much computers currently penetrate every aspect of life. The clutter of symbols parallel mnemonics with amnesia; an idea inspired by a universal feeling of information overload, oftentimes resulting in memory lapse.
It seems we are getting disconnected from the very planet that keeps us alive. Balancing our virtual lives with our experiences in nature will be key.
Ultimately, I hope to bring awareness to the fact that virtual reality will take over if we stop considering important relationships with life on the planet.