In The Crosshairs
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 60x48
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This piece was inspired by the plight of the manatees which considered an endangered species, and whose main threats come from human activity. Manatees are frequently entangled in boat propellers and fishing gear and threatened by climate change and red tides: discolorations of the sea surface caused by toxic algae overgrowth.
Colors often serve as a thermometer of emotions in the artist’s work. The colors in this piece are also inspired by hues found in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, two bodies of water that manatees call home. Global warming is represented by reds and other hot colors.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset, and I often represent filters flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. The symbols represent the chaos and conflict between man, technology, and nature. The process of repetition is cathartic and gives me a way to organize this chaos and conflict, infuse harmony and stability, and renew hope that mankind will find a way to create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.
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