“The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.” ― David Brower.
MIGRATIONS Triptychs with doves on the side panels lead to portals of landscapes, buildings, and architectural details. These narrations speak to immigration and entitlements at the expense of the displacement of humans, flora, and/or fauna through natural catastrophes, exploitations, or wars. Inhabiting various terrains, birds are intimately aware of their environments. These doves elicit a promise of hope and salvation as they seem oblivious to the quirks and downfalls of humanity. Their populations and survival tell us how successful we are in preserving our planet. We have a relatively new land use order that has grown exponentially in the past 150 years and is most hostile to all species, including ours.
These paintings were initially done in pastel on location, fixed, then finally oil painted before setting to the other panels with the doves.