Gestural Abstraction
Acrylic on acid free paper
11″ x 14″, 27.9cm x 35.5cm
Little Shemogue, 2016

The Arctic is disappearing due to humankind’s refusal to not only accept climate change but to make drastic cultural, political and economical shifts to stop our collective death spiral. The paint used for this piece is damaging the environment. Acrylic paint is a petroleum-derived polymer – plastic. By using this paint, we continue our reliance on petroleum. I didn’t know this prior to painting the piece – or any of the acrylic in my body of work. This ignorance sadly seems to lend itself to the statement of this piece.

Ghost Arctic