Endangered Spaces

As we in wealthier countries spread ideologies of capitalism, resource use and globalization, we transmit a feeling of entitlement to use the earth simply to benefit humans. In our excess, we have undone the mechanisms of balance that have kept species and weather in symbiosis for millenia. And, although there can be astonishing beauty in the resulting destruction, I feel we must redefine our sense of entitlement to one of responsibility to care for that over which we perceive we have dominion. My most recent paintings document distressed landscapes, specifically reflecting the evidence of our impact on the planet. These landscapes are examined at varying distances from the earth’s surface using the technology available on Google Earth. It is only through satellite images that the true scale of the consequences of resource extraction, pollution and overuse are evident.