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 Treehuggers
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.
In this piece and the rest of her current body of work, centering acts of repetition and patterning manifest through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, recurring, and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise is human impact on the world, and the other is how present-day tech consumption filters life experience with the actual world and alters reality.
Putting the chaos and noise into some sense of organization is satisfying, and centering. Perhaps her nostalgia for how life was before technology and such noticeable human impact came into play, is part of the reason she is so sensitive to its current effects.
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