Artist's description:

This could have been titled The Money Eaters, it's based on the famous saying:
'When the last tree Is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realise that you cannot eat money'

The painting is a metaphor for environmental destruction. So when the last tree is left standing what's the best course of action? A corporation buys it, puts it on display and charges people for the privilege of seeing it. The sky is a polluted dirty orange beyond the dome, whilst inside the audience sit silently as witnesses in a court who won't speak, they are subdued with a light show of the creatures that might once have existed alongside the tree. Others in the front have purchased money with their last grains of food from a heavily guarded vendor, having been persuaded by the man in the suit that money is good to eat.

Materials used:

oil and acrylic on canvas

The Last Tree (2017)

$1,446.86

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This artwork is sold by Daniel Loveday from United Kingdom

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Daniel Loveday

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