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Air, wind, consumption, pollution, depletion, extinction…

Words about:

Fishbowl in the Sky, oil on linen, 36×40, 2012

Sometimes words are used to express what a picture can express. Easily readable images such as fishbowl in the sky, one can say “not much room in that there heavenly fishbowl”. The image to me alludes to humanity’s ongoing use and depletion of natural resources. There is the ongoing media mention of Human consumption and waste, all are at the forefront of environmental issues. As global population ever increases, I sometimes think the world is no more than a fishbowl in the sky. It is a closed system where man has become the dominant gluttonous species. It’s a huge petri dish exploding with an outbreak of man.

A lot of environmental artists would paint nature, nice nature pictures, wildlife etc…and hope that their imagery will move people to be more concerned caring and aware of nature and our fragile balance needed to maintain this precious ecosystems. Sometimes it brings me sorrow, and yet I too am part of the problem. Melting icecaps, plastic sludge as large whatever country. Somewhere in the middle of the pacific ocean, over-population of people, overfishing, and on and on and on… Can humans deal with things when they‘ve gone too far? And so this is my take on major issues. Sustainability, and biodegradable are the order of the day. Resources are finite… Fish know not the waters they swim in…


“As flies are to wanton boys, we are to the gods” – William Shakespeare