Time is Ticking!
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 48x60
$3500 (Scroll down for purchase details)
*Award Recipient, "Animals" 10th Annual Art Juried Exhibition, Light, Space & Time Online Gallery, 2020
*High Commendation Recipient, "8th Annual Art4Apes Endangered Species Juried Show", Due to COVID - a virtual show instead of in the Miami Gallery, 2020
The last male Northern White Rhino died.. 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.
I struggle with the amount of influence and power chaos and technology have over our planet, and how much it filters through all aspects of life. We have one planet to live on and the factor of time which holds constant. Tech power and consumption, virtual life, connectivity, isolation, sustainability, and humanity all share a common action thread of choice and are areas I research and try to respond to.
In pursuing a transformation of this struggle I inject my work with tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. This process of “organizing chaos” is intrinsic and cathartic, and visibly creates stability in my work.
Art4theapes is an organization that helps orangutans and chimpanzees find sanctuary. Here is a link about their good work HERE
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