“Bleaching” Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvas 44 1/8” x 60 1/8th” 2016
I often think about the state of our oceans and how as a human race we are simultaneously destroying our coral reefs while at the same time, some people are working to rebuild them. This painting is about how we have been given intelligence and we can use that to build up or break down, it's our choice. Will we create or will we consume? Coral is in a constant state of growth, yet skeletons remain and offer their unique bleached and eerie beauty. Are we living or dying? How we use our minds lets us determine the value of our human experience.