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Endangered Species I
Endangered Species I
Oil on yupo
21.5 x 60
2020

Using an image of my son, sleeping with his daughter, I imagine them asleep in an ice island. Their security is frozen in a photographic time but melting from memory. Then my mind jumps to the decreasing security of penguins, whose islands of ice are shrinking due to global warming. The security of father and daugther is overshadowed by the precarious state of our natural environment. The penguins, visible on the frozen floating ice, represent only one species threatened by global warming. Homo sapiens is also inextricably linked with this existential threat.