Eutrophication is an excessive load of nutrients in a body of water, frequently due to industrial agricultural practice, which causes a dense growth of plant life and the death of aquatic animal life from lack of oxygen.This triptych features molecular formulae for anthropogenic greenhouse gasses, synthetic fertilizers found in agrochemical run-off, and the cyano-toxins 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 (H2O) to create carbonic acid (H2CO3), which changes the pH of the seawater, and bicarbonate (HCO-3), which inhibits the growth of coral, shells, and other sea life exoskeletons.
Acrylic paint, charcoal, chalk pastel and pencil on BFK Rives paper coated with gesso, 30" H x 22" W, 2019