Tropics on The Horizon
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 36x48
$2400 (Scroll down for purchase details)
Bringing awareness to the plight of Emperor penguins. The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica.
Because of climate change, ice is melting and changing environments, so the majority of emperor penguin colonies will have lost half their populations by the end of the century.
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.
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