A battle wrought over control; our center of emotion dictates the world and ourselves. This work reflects the internal strife of looking inward, tearing oneself open in attempt to gain insight to our weakest attributes. Using the timeless imagery of predator and prey, logic, tact and precision gain the upper hand, once more bringing order to the world. What lies beneath it all, a sustaining energy to move forward or irreprepable loss?
Conservation and consideration for the natural world are always on my mind, and as such this piece was inspired by the persistent problem of oil spills affecting our land and water. The ecosystem, while able to survive the aftermath of a spill, is forever stunted. Humans are often able to ignore the underlying problem when selectively observing the beauty nature still has to offer, thus developing a complex relationship with this issue. I wanted to present indicators of unhealthy oily water whilst putting emphasis of the magnificent ibis, who in itself represents the splendor and fragility of the natural world.
One Dies, One Grows
8” x 8” | 2018
Pulling inspiration from the earth below our feet, this piece portrays the cycle of energy dispersal. Trapped in a repetitious and unending sequence, the death of one gives life to another. Detritus gives way to scavengers, giving way to hunters. Hunters become the hunted, and their bodies dissipate back into the earth. Tethered to their roles through the thirst of survival, such order promotes the wealth of life as it exists today. When one dies, one grows strong.