Left With Elephant Spirits
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 24x48
*Selected ArtPop Winner, 2020. See ArtPop Billborad Award 2019 and all the media platforms exhibited throughout the region
Adopted Elephant: 3 yr old Rama from the Sheldrick Trust
This piece is informed by the disturbing fate of our planet’s disappearing elephant population. Bright colors reference hope, sharp geometric shapes represent them amidst the chaos and violence of poachers and the white pigment in their bodies symbolizes their disappearance into ghostly presences.
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.