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In The Crosshairs
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 60x48
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This piece was driven by the current plights of manatees.
There main threats come from human impact such as getting caught in boat propellers and fishing gear. Climate change and red tide are also big threats to this species. Color is often a thermometer of emotions. In these piece I think the colors are inspired by the caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, 2 bodies of water where manatees call home and where I have spent so much time throughout my life. The colors of plants and animals are mind blowing. Bright colors not only help to bring them into the spotlight but also help to put a positive light on them.
An important part completing her process involves finding the calm amidst the chaos. To come to terms and find her center, she meticulously and in a very purposeful way, draws and organizes clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) which weave throughout her work. These represent the chaos of noise surrounding each one of us; how our experiences are possibly being filtered by technology.
She finds calm in the process of tightly organizing, repeating and clustering hundreds of small symbols.