currently available for sale at the Art Gallery of Lambeth
The house holds of Southern Ontario have been inundated with government generated adverts cautioning us not to move firewood. All of this effort has been part of a largely unsuccessful attempt to stop the march of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Series: At Risk
The back board is Masonite painted black and sealed. The 'floating board' is Masonite painted metallic gold. Collage elements are archival tissue paper I have hand dyed, found papers, and botanicals I collected and dried. Block printing, stenciling and painted images are acrylic.
This image is of the Monarch Butterfly, and contains reference to the factors that have lead to its endangered status, logging in Mexico, habitat loss in North America, the use of pesticides, etc.
Series: At Risk
The backing board is Masonite painted black and sealed. The 'floating panel' is Masonite painted metallic gold. The collage elements are archival tissue I have hand dyed and written on, and embedded driedbotanicals I collected. Block printing and painted elements are both acrylic.
Millions of years ago leaves became flowers, wasps became bees, and moths became butterfly, all in an astonishingly short period of time. Our world has never been the same since. The development of fruit and seed added a whole new dimension to the food chain, and kick started an evolutionary frenzy. We quite literally owe our existence to that frenzy.
In less than a century we humans have managed to unravel that web of life. With pesticides, herbicides, and habitat destruction. We can reverse our course, but we must do it now.
Part of my 'at risk' series, Paved paradise is a statement regarding the loss of wetlands.
The horizontal stripes on the right side contain strips of currency and maps. The fern like shapes are the map symbol for marsh, and the heron is representative of all marsh life. In Native American lore the heron is symbolic of transformation... and of greed, how ironic.
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