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 often infuse my work with clusters of symbols organized in different ways. These symbols represent all aspects of life on the planet, like biology, chemistry, alchemy, technology, mathematics, pop culture, tribal symbols and icons of my own.
Humanity’s impact on our world is so profound and life altering that it seems all exists either in chaos, perpetual conflict or imbalance between humans, technology and nature.
Going through creating these clusters allows me to organize and digest the chaos, and literally open up space to breathe within the work and myself. Otherwise, all open space would be filled with chaos.
My work, though it tells hard truths about how human behaviors and consumption habits affect life, it is about hope that the human race will create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.
Art4theapes is an organization that helps orangutans and chimpanzees find sanctuary. Here is a link about their good work HERE
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