Eutrophication is an excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and death of animal life from lack of oxygen.This triptych features molecular formulae for anthropogenic greenhouse gasses, synthetic fertilizers found in agrochemical run-off, and cyanotoxins produced by the resulting algae and bacterial overgrowth. Acrylic and latex paint, charcoal, graphite on cotton canvas, 36" H x 24" W, 2019
Ocean Acidification Series
Molecular symbols in this series depict the chemical compounds involved in the reaction of carbon dioxide (CO2) with water, creating carbonic acid (H2CO3), which changes the pH of the seawater, and bicarbonate (HCO-3), inhibiting the growth of shells, skeletons and coral.
Acrylic paint, charcoal, chalk pastel and pencil on BFK Rives paper coated with gesso, 30" H x 22" W, 2019