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    Landscapes,  Botanicals, Still-Life Diptychs & Triptychs

         In the triptych presentation, I attempt to unify these paintings with the introduction of the doves to serve as the visual narration throughout. They are a symbol of care, devotion, purity, freedom, peace and are intimately aware of their environment eliciting a promise of hope and salvation as they turn a blind eye to the foibles and downfalls of humanity. I am attempting to make sense of immigration and our avarice sense of entitlement to land takeover at the expense of displacement, be that of humans, flora, or fauna.

         Birds are the only species that inhabit air, water, and earth; quite literally. Their populations and survival tell us how successful we are in preserving our planet. We have relatively a new order of land use that has grown exponentially in the past 150 years, one that is most hostile to all species; including our own.