Flirting With Extinction
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 36x36 (triptych together)
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Petition for change and help save wolves from extinction HERE
The current plight of the Eastern North Carolina Red Wolves inspired me to bring red wolves to your attention. When I first started researching these guys there were about 18 left in the wild. Just this week, research says there are about 9 left!
Urbanism is a gigantic problem as we are running them out of their own habitat so we can just develop some more.
Hunting is probably the latest biggest problem. After the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service caved to pressure, private landowners today, are allowed to kill Red Wolves on their property. Crazy!!
Adjusted policies and behaviors would change their current plight towards extinction.
I struggle with the amount of influence and power chaos and technology have over our planet, and how much it filters through all aspects of life. We have one planet to live on and the factor of time which holds constant. Tech power and consumption, virtual life, connectivity, isolation, sustainability, and humanity all share a common action thread of choice and are areas I research and try to respond to.
In pursuing a transformation of this struggle I inject my work with tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. This process of “organizing chaos” is intrinsic and cathartic, and visibly creates stability in my work.
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