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.
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous and very centering in her creative journey and come through meticulous, and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive, and tightly organized.
These manifest her anxiety over our physical world disappearing and being replaced or filtered by technology and virtual reality. Perhaps her nostalgia for how life was before technology comes into play, and is part of the reason she is so hypersensitive to present-day life circumstances on this planet.
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