"Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people".
I have adopted a section of the scenic Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Marin County, California to pick up all the trash left behind by tourists and residents. As I am cleaning up, I take photos along the way of the litter and turn them into paintings. I believe it is my job as an Artist to turn the ugly into something beautiful.
All works from the SPLINTERED WISDOM series are created on paper mounted wood panels artfully painted & splashed with pure watercolors. The rich texture of the trees are created with collaged bits of images of bark & litter, as a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage in the future. The overall result is an aesthetically alluring painting with a hidden message about protecting our forests.
All pieces from this series are finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, creating a contemporary but natural look. The edges are finished with varnish as well, but left natural and often display drips of paint from the process. No framing required.
Watercolor, Collage, Pencil