Over the last few weeks I have drawn together a collection of works from an ongoing project looking at various aspects of the Rainforest. This is for an August Exhibition to be held at a local library.
The exhibitions focuses on two aspects - celebrating the diversity of plants, fauna, and trees within Rainforests (utilising photos taken whilst at the Eden Project) and through the mediums of painting, charcoal drawings giving attention to the toll and impact of deforestation in the Amazon.
The exhibition also includes paintings produced while working with The World Land Trust as a former student. It was during this time that I first became aware of the detrimental effects of deforestation in the Rainforests across South America; the effects on indigenous people groups, wildlife, insects, plants. This knock on effect is a destabilising of the global eco-systems. There is a well known saying 'Trees are the Lungs of our planet' ...how true.
Some of these works also consider the issues of displacement after deforestation and the plight of Indigenous people.
|Image -Zesty Leaf lit by sunlight (sale)|
|Image - Vibrant Yellow Flower (sale)|
|Image Exotic and Intricate designs of|
a Pastel Pink Flower (sale)
Past works Inspired by time at The World Land Trust
|A New World? Acrylic Collage ,Semi-Abstract. 2013.|
yf. NFS = (Not For Sale items)
|Forest, Civilization, Dessert. Acrylic Collage. 2013 yf NFS|