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
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.
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous during my creative journey. They help keep me centered and gain a sense of calm amidst current world chaos.
In this piece it manifests through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise involves how present day tech consumption filters or even replaces so much of our real life experience with the actual world because the physical world is disappearing. Putting this noise into some sense of organization is satisfying and centering, and perhaps my nostalgia for how life was before technology comes into play and is part of the reason I am so sensitive to present day life on this planet.
Setting is provided by pictorem to show aproximate scale only