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 often explore the influence of technology and how much life filters through it. Is technology simply being consumed, or is it consuming us to a point of no return? Will all we are left with just be virtual reality? I visually represent that filter flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, alchemy and my imagination. It serves as a reminder that maybe we need to take a pause from technology and actually go out and experience life. Perhaps renewed interest in nature and life experiences will spark changes in all our consumption habits to create a sustainable planet where all life can live in balance with each other.
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