“Snuggle Up, It’s Going to Get Cold” is one from my series “Environmental Habits”. An expressively painted portrait of a polar bear fills the foreground against a layered and washed background of green and yellow. Three multi-colored squares are symmetrically placed below the polar bear. The squares are thickly applied representing the chaotic struggle to secure one’s habitat. The piece is comment on global warming and the title adds to the question of what it means to have a habitat and the relationship between animal and man; who is forcing who out of their environment? As man tries to force nature into compact boxes, nature pushes man back into his own box. Signed and ready to hang.
Polar Bear Fun Fact: Though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colorless and is made with hollow tubes that scatter light and give a white appearance. The hollow tubes help the bear to stay warm by channeling the sun's energy directly to the bear's skin.
oil on wood panel