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Time is Ticking!
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 48x60
The last male Northern White Rhino died last year. Only 2 protected females are left today. Their main reason for possible extinction is poaching and second is the loss of habitats. When the male(called Sudan) died, his semen was collected to see if his species could be saved. Neither one of the females left is able to carry out a pregnancy. The hope is to take an egg from one of the females, join it with Sudan's sperm and inseminate into another rhino species to see if it takes. I was very taken with this reality taking place and feel it's important to bring to light how so much is disappearing from this planet.
My approach seeks to make rhinos memorable. After all, those of us not living in their habitats, don't know too much about what is really happening. Bright colors, textures, and interwoven stories within each rhino bring them into the spotlight.
An important part of completing her process involves finding the calm amidst the chaos. To come to terms and find her center, she meticulously and in a very purposeful way, draws and organizes clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) which weave throughout her work. These represent the chaos of noise surrounding each one of us; how our experiences are possibly being filtered by technology.
She finds calm in the process of tightly organizing, repeating, and clustering hundreds of small symbols.