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 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.
In this piece and the rest of her current body of work, centering acts of repetition and patterning manifest through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, recurring, and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise is human impact on the world, and the other is how present-day tech consumption filters life experience with the actual world and alters reality.
Putting the chaos and noise into some sense of organization is satisfying, and centering. Perhaps her nostalgia for how life was before technology and such noticeable human impact came into play, is part of the reason she is so sensitive to its current effects.
Art4theapes is an organization that helps orangutans and chimpanzees find sanctuary. Here is a link about their good work HERE
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