Acrylic, gold leaf, recycled plastics & ink on canvas, 48x36
$2500 (Scroll down for purchase details)
Award Recipient, SouthEnd Arts Gallery, 2019
Through layers of colors, shapes, plastics, and gold leaf, Alberni seeks to bring awareness, get inside conversations, and create a sense of urgency to the plights of sea turtles.
Each year, thousands of turtles die due to entanglement or ingestion of plastic debris floating in the oceans.
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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