AWAKENINGS Abstract Oil Paintings
Climate Change has already had observable effects on the environment. Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. Melting Arctic ice has caused uncontrollable Climate Change. Research shows that changes in climate, especially earlier snowmelt due to warming of spring and summer, have led to hot and dry conditions that boost the fire activity in some areas. Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a crucial moment. Climate Change is NOT a distant threat, it is happening now! This abstract expressionist painting series depicts the catastrophic impact on our planet that our leaders are not taking seriously. The colors of orange, blue, white and red were chosen for this series. I start by creating layers with palette knives and brushes. I pour paints on canvas to create a horizontal lines. After each layer of paint, I leave the painting to dry and come back to it later with another layer. I turn the painting many times during the process and paint it several directions, several days or weeks until the painting emerges. I want to viewer to think about global warming and its catastrophic impact on our planet. But, I also want the viewer to know that we can halt the catastrophic impacts.