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This canvas has been through so many machinations I cannot remember what is under all the paint and grit. But each lost painting added it's own distinct pattern and color scheme. It was a few weeks ago I glanced at the canvas and I saw a semblance of the world. Staring into the layers of paint, I wanted to add continents. With a sharp knife and a skill saw, I cut up a student globe. Adding the continents to a flat canvas put forth many questions: Will our earth survive the onslaught of humans? How will oil spills and acidic oceans change the planet? What about global warming? Will we always have a "blue planet"?

 

Global Warming is Flattening the Earth, 36 X 36. Acrylics, pumice, cardboard cutouts from a student globe.