On Borrowed Time
Acrylic, gold leaf & ink on canvas, 30x22
Earth’s climate is changing because the planet is loosing its ability to deal with CO2. Urbanism is expanding at rapid rates, mostly because technology gives us the ability to do so. Methane gases produced by grazing animals, industrial waste and human excessive consumption are all causes for enormous carbon footprints, making even the next decade a scary one to face. This work emotionally responds to our current status. We don’t have enough trees and we have too much CO2. A tough and very sad predicament.
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous during my creative journey. They help keep me centered and gain a sense of calm amidst current world chaos.
In this piece it manifests through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise involves how present day tech consumption filters or even replaces so much of our real life experience with the actual world because the physical world is disappearing. Putting this noise into some sense of organization is satisfying and centering, and perhaps my nostalgia for how life was before technology comes into play and is part of the reason I am so sensitive to present day life on this planet.