Hi everyone. Since I've been showing you stuff recently, I thought I'd show you this, too.
I started it back in 2013 and some of you may remember these little critters which I posted at the time. However, I never posted the finished piece as that was when I plunged into a year-long depression.
During my studio clean up last week, I found the completed piece rolled up on a noodle in a cloth bag so I decided to mount it for sale.
The flowering lungs are representative of what once was - our land and groundwater, abundant, healthy and clean.
In contrast, the side that's dying is testament to the effects of the pollution and chemicals running through the ground (pictured above them). Those poisons are in our groundwater and our earth, affecting everything that grows in it, and every being who eats and drinks from it.
Meanwhile, the innocent creatures sleeping above, are unaware of what we have done to our planet. We too, although not innocent, are also "asleep", and have been for far too long.
It's 16 x 58 inches and is currently hanging in our hall where the natural light comes from the side (which is why the bad lighting!)
From the summer of 2013, 'What Lies Beneath'.