Fossils is an ongoing series, that will comprise of up to 60 artworks, each featuring a creature, an element of the natural environment or a manmade object. Given mankind’s destructive trajectory, each of these things are heading for eventual demise unless we speed up the implementation of creative solutions for how to save our planet.
I’m a big believer in grassroots as the way to implement change. As individuals, we don’t have the power to affect a nation overnight, but we do have the ability to influence the people around us, starting with a dialogue about the subject.
As an artist, I feel an obligation to communicate to people through the mediums of paint and pen; to package a message up in such a way that will hopefully cause people to stop and think, share, or take action.
We are remarkable in our ability to solve problems, to heal ourselves and others, to envision powerful ideas. If you’re reading this blurb now, stop and think for a minute or two, on what kind of impact you can have to help save the environment – for our generation now, and those to come.
People’s denial about climate change comes from the inability to do anything about it themselves. Because it’s threatening. When that fear becomes overriding they use the very primitive part of their brain that has to react. Instead, what we need to do is get rid of that fear. Think logically. Think creatively. Allow a different part of the brain to kick in and think how we as humans can reverse this trend we have caused.