Paintings on Global Warming
Rising is a series of ten seascapes depicting the effects of global warming. The subject of the sea has always interested me for its opposing forces—the movement of the waves against the stillness of the rocks, the light of the breakers against the dark sea. Influenced by environmental concerns impacting the world today, I began collaging images onto the seascapes. These paintings speak of the magnitude of natural disasters besieging our coastlines and the impact global warming and the rising seas has on our way of life.
The navigational charts are metaphors for our lost sense of direction as well as our shifting shores. The paintings reflect an uncertain future and challenge us in our daunting responsibility as guardians of the planet.