Artworks > Living Earth Series

Predator
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Annexation
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
All Living Things 1
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Red Squirrel/Grey Squirrel
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Alpine
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
All Living Things
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Sequoia
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Open Water
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Fire and Ice
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Colonizer
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Vortex
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Transport
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Sentinel
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Stinkhorn
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Celestial
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018
Carboniferous
acrylic on paper
9x7"
2018

This series of paintings are executed on pages of the “Living Earth,” a series of books published in 1975. The text and photos attest to the interconnectedness of all living things and the precarious balance that exists within the earth’s environmental systems. It is disheartening to see how many of these systems continued to be threatened by climate change, pollution, and human impact. The paintings are responses to the content of the text, design of the page and faded color reproductions. Through color interactions and decorative painting techniques, a tension is created between organic gesture and the imposed geometry. The color interventions are a metaphor for environmental distress.