In The Crosshairs
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 60x48
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This piece was driven by the current plights of manatees.
Their main threats come from human impacts 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 this 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.
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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