a beeswax/damar resin mix tinted with titanium white and intense red pigments, this small piece is modern and beautiful in it’s minimalist form and lines. still true to it’s organic roots, the viewer can see tiny unfiltered fibers and wood particles from the damar resin which peek through here and there. small in wall space, it reaches beyond a small nature by stretching out fully 4″ into it’s surroundings.
as my work has been shifting from purely abstract towards an environmental focus, i’m currently developing a body of work focused on coral ecology and the marine landscape in various states of health and decline. i find a beauty in the symmetry of life amongst coral reefs and see the comparison/contrast to that of the urban landscape fascinating. the degradation of these reefs are not only a reflection of our carelessness, but a sign of what is to come for ourselves and our environment as a whole. this work is intended to increase awareness and action to protect our planet and its peoples’ living history and not be forced to sit by and watch these treasures slowly decline from being what was once so vibrant into a mere memory of their former existence.
this piece in particular is one of a body of small works which are a study or prepatory work for a larger installation sculpture with the above theme to be developed during my 2013 summer residency at the McColl Center for Visual Art.
dimensions: 9″ wide x 9″ high x 3″ deep
wax on panel
125.00 plus shipping…. please email or phone me at 720.432.3254 for more information.
please note: all proceeds from purchases of artwork go towards development of “the plan”; a long term life-as-art project paralleling the life and viability amongst coral reefs and the urban landscape. for more information, please read about the plan.