Time is Ticking!
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 48x60
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST $3500
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 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.
NOTE: Throughout the work, you will find one's and zeroes and groups of many different symbols. The binary code(ones and zeroes) is the base language for all computers which make all technology possible. I incorporate the binary code to remind us how computers are penetrating every nook of life and enabling mass urbanism. I actually spell words that have been translated from our alphabet to binary code. The clutter of symbols parallel mnemonics with amnesia. An idea inspired by a universal feeling of chaos and information overload oftentimes resulting in memory lapse.