RED TIDE (/40) - Limited Edition PrintRegular price €80,00
From A Distance Limited Edition Prints
Red tide mimics the phenomenon of the same name caused when algae blooms become so numerous that they discolour coastal waters, causing illness in humans and other animals. Many scientists believe that warming waters brought on by human-induced weather changes and the effects of building development have contributed to the ever-more extreme red tides of the last half-century.
- Measurements: 60 cm x 50 cm
- Printed on high-quality Decor Smooth Art 210gsm
- Available framed and unframed
- Available colours of the frames: White or Black
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About the Collection
Like many millennials, the existential threats of global warming and environmental destruction are issues I worry about and reflect on regularly. The idea for this series came about upon discovering the work of Daniel Beltrá including his iconic photographs of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In the same year, I had also discovered the gloss paintings of Australian abstract artist Dale Frank. He would often speak of his work as scientific experiments in which he established ‘’at least twelve responses and reactions that I have been able to observe and replicate on-demand’’.
While experimenting with industrial paints I observed similar entropic qualities to those Frank spoke of. The use of industrial oil paints throughout the works acts as an allegorical reference to the industrial scars caused by mankind's interference with nature, thus embodying a microcosm of the subject matter that inspired the series.
I wanted to create works that not only represented the human impact on the environment but were in themselves a document of the physical and material forces which influence the world around us. Playing with oil enamel paints and their low viscosity allowed me to mimic the biomorphic patterns of our oceans and lands as they form and un-form, dissolve, harden, wrinkle and crack.