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 decades challenging.
The planet feels like it's on borrowed time because things are changing at a very fast pace.
This piece reminded me to slow down and breathe. Change is possible and many good things are happening to improve systems in place.
As for my process, I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset. 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 and the agonizing process to cluster them neatly represent a way to come to terms with simultaneous realities of connectivity, 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.