On Borrowed Time
Ink on Arches, 30x22
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Earth’s climate is changing because the planet is loosing its ability to deal with CO2. Urbanism is expanding at rapid rates, mostly because technology gives us the ability to do so. Methane gases produced by grazing animals, industrial waste and human excessive consumption are all causes for enormous carbon footprints, making even the next decade a scary one to face. This work emotionally responds to our current status. We don’t have enough trees and we have too much CO2. A tough and very sad predicament.
An important part of her process is finding the calm amidst the chaos.
The meticulously drawn clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) weave through her work. They serve as a reminder of the human impact on all life on the planet.
While technology connects us all, it will consume us, filter our experiences, and keep us out of touch with nature if we don’t use it in a balanced way. If we aren’t careful, she worries virtual reality could be all we have left!
Balancing our use of technology with our behaviors will be key to preserving our planet and our experience on it.
The clutter of symbols also parallel mnemonics with amnesia; an idea inspired by a universal feeling of information overload, oftentimes resulting in memory lapse.