Acrylic & ink on canvas, 36x48
$2500 (Scroll down for purchase details)
*This piece was selected for Qu, A contemporary literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte, Vol.13 - Winter 2021 - Front cover, Queens University, Charlotte.
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Layering colors and shapes native to monarch butterflies, and merging them into an almost blank background, Alberni brings a sense of urgency about the plight of monarchs struggling to stay alive; vanishing before our eyes. Urbanism is disappearing their habitats and directly affecting climate.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset, and I often represent filters flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. The symbols represent the chaos and conflict between man, technology, and nature. The process of repetition is cathartic and gives me a way to organize this chaos and conflict, infuse harmony and stability, and renew hope that mankind will find a way to create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.
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