Lovers in the Time of Forest Fires
Acrylic ink, spray paint, Flashe & pastel on archival paper
There is an urgent emotion present in this piece that compliments it’s beauty. Created at Similkameen Artist Residency in the Canadian desert of central British Columbia, I reflect the neon colours of the surrounding forest fires, now a yearly occurrence due to a heating planet. I play with metaphor by building the lovers faces with the surrounding forest environment so that they are indistinguishably made of the same stuff. The lovers lips are locked together in a desperately permanent embrace. The neon and iridescent pigments change in different light.