Antidote to Green Slime 2, Charcoal, Gouache, and Pencil on Paper, 7 x 17 in., 2015
Working in series that explore transformations in our environment, including biological, social, political, and economic systems across time and space, the extraordinary diversity of shapes and forms that make up our world fascinate me. I like to stay up to date on the latest advances in science and technology and then abstract evolutionary changes to incorporate into my art.
Art reflects our values, thoughts, emotions, and intelligence. I want my art to be relevant, to make an impact, to stimulate. This series uses color and form to call attention to the red toxins and green slime are overwhelming several bodies of water across the globe. With a background in anthropology, I am aware of the need for a society to move its social structures and institutions in harmony with science, technology, and the environment or face major disconnects and disruptions as the values clash and different factions annihilate each other and the world as we know it. Art provides a wonderful opportunity for me to explore these issues.