Dryads, mythological nymphs of trees and woodlands, would inhabit a world of deforestation, mass extinctions, rising temperatures, drought and wildfires in the 21st Century. Rooted to ancient habitats, these figures bear silent witness to the collapse of viable ecosystems.
Acrylic paint, vine charcoal and graphite pencil on un-stretched canvas, sizes variable, 2018-2020. Chemical symbols in this series represent the major industrial greenhouse gases fueling the climate crisis.
Large Scale Paintings and Details
Requiem, Dryads of the Anthropocene. 84” H x 84” W
Detail: Requiem, Dryads of the Anthropocene.
Dryad of Climate Departure (Winter, No Snow) 84” H x 64” W
Detail: Dryad of Climate Departure (Winter, No Snow)
Dryad of Post-Industrial Collapse, 63” H x 84” W
detail: Dryad of Post-Industrial Collapse, 63” H x 84” W
Small Scale Paintings
Defaunation, Dryad of the Holocene Extinction. 36"W x 24"H
Mycelium, Dryads of the Anthropocene series. Diptych, each canvas 20" W x 16" H
Untitled, Dryads of the Anthropocene series. 36'W x 24"H