Embers of Hope
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x30
2020 Award: Award of Excellence, The Healing Power of Art initiative of Manhattan Arts Int'l Juried Annual Exhibition, International Online Gallery, 2020
Certificate from Tree huggers
This piece was driven by the current plights of Koalas devastated, as they battle unending fires in Australia. I seek to place hope while telling about the koala's current plight. Blog post
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The palette was inspired by the Australian flag since koalas are native.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset, and 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 represent the 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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