Where's All The Ice?
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 48x30
This piece is informed by the current fate of the polar bear population where 2/3 of the planet’s polar bears live in the Artic. Melting ice and warmer water temperatures are affecting their ability to hunt and find prey and are changing their habits by moving in closer into human populated areas.
Bright cooler colors reference hope, the warmer tones and sharp edges represent them amidst warm temperatures that are melting the ice, reducing their habitat and food sources, and the white transparent-like pigment I used in their bodies symbolizes how their presence on this planet could just fade away.
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.