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Painting: Oil, Glass, Mosaic on Canvas.
Oil painting which incorporates a Swarovski crystal mosaic.
'ANTHROPOCENE ❌TINCTION' is the third collection in an ongoing series pointing to the unnatural pressures inflicted on the natural world by humanity. It links the collections 'HOLOCENE TWILIGHT' where monochromatic paintings serve as a warning of fading memories of creatures under threat and 'TRUE VALUE' where crystal mosaics focus on the importance of keystone species. ANTHROPOCENE ❌TINCTION brings together many elements of the previous two collections; the monochromatic panels again highlight potential irreversible loss, a message which is given further emphasis in the crystal mosaic cross on the face of the principal animal which at once highlights its preciousness and draws attention to its fate. The works take the paintings of Henri Rousseau, as their starting point in order to draw the parallel that even though the artist's best known paintings depicted jungle scenes, he never saw a jungle or left his home country of France. Similarly many future generations will not have the possibility of seeing these creatures in the wild if urgent action is not taken now, they will be relegated to images and imagination.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection