This painting is one of the “Cities” series, a group of about 15 paintings that includes cities in a variety of stories and ideas about our species and how we relate to each other and our environment. I plan to have a few exhibitions of this series, starting this summer in Crawford Bay, B.C.
Global What? is a bit of an apocalyptic view of cities in the future. There are a number of stories in the painting but the underlying story is about our ability to ignore or rationalize the obvious. Human beings carry on being human; using, adapting, enjoying and despairing as the earth changes.
The big question is “ Are we bound by laws of nature that allow a successful species to grow until it outgrows its resources? How will nature bring things back into balance? Is it possible for our intelligence and consciousness to find ways to override our base human nature? Will we continue to be successful users or find a way to live within the balance of nature?