Imagine escaping to a pristine rainforest, untouched by humans. Animals roam in peace, free from the threat of destruction. Imagine, because this will soon be a thing of the past. No corner of the Earth is safe from the mass pollution we have inflicted on the planet, and now we are coming to raze whatever is left.
"The lungs of the Earth are in flames."
Statistics keep being thrown at our faces, the numbers changing every year with new studies, yet these numbers remain intangible for most of us. Everyone's got different numbers, depending on whether they are trying to prove or disprove the human effect on global warming. But, ask yourself this: Is it healthy to burn trees, destroy an animal species, and produce black smog that makes the sky turn yellow and brown? No, and that's all you need to know to understand that what we are doing to the planet is just plain wrong.
We all want the best for our children, but the planet is our Mother. We must take care of her.
It may seem that an ordinary person can do nothing to change the catastrophe, and that only world leaders have any power. However, we have the power of the majority. If we each take action, we will have more power than all of the world leaders put together.
So what can we do? Simple, attainable goals such as walking more, driving less, voting on pro-Earth laws, growing your own vegetable garden, planting trees, and talking to family and friends about climate change. We are the cause of this crisis, but together we can be the cure.
This artwork is highly symbolistic. The main image is a fluid abstract representation of the lungs, with a heart in between. At the base of the painting, a tree forms out of the negative space, growing into the lungs and its capillaries, symbolizing that trees are the lungs of the Earth, facilitating gas exchange and oxygen production. Little creatures live at the tree base, and human faces emerge with a variety of expressions--some nonchalant, others concerned and exclamatory.
High density fluid acrylics were used in the creation of this piece, as well as metallic pigments, vitrails and oil colors.
The painting continues onto the sides and so is ready to hang unframed if desired. A triple layer of gloss varnish protects the painting from sunlight and UV rays.
acrylic, vitrail, oil