"Golden Cracker" is one from my series called "Code Crackers". This piece deals specifically with the environmental issues of obtaining energy resources and the burden this puts on our fellow animals. Humans attempt to "crack the code" and solve the mystery of our finite resources through industrialized means that put our animal brethren and ourselves in jeopardy.
Golden Cracker features a realistically depicted golden eagle bust that drips into the stark white background. Four multicolored cuboids float at bottom which symbolized an industrialized world. A spray of yellow ochre at the top of the piece represents the chaotic struggle of wildlife survival in the modern world. Signed, framed and ready to hang.
Note: The image of the signature is a reference and not the actual signature of this particular piece
gouache on Arches hot-pressed paper