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.
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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