Articles About the Works
Article written by Tamie Meck
My work focuses on the relationship between human existence and ecological crises. In fact it is our very existence which can be argued as the reason there are so many environmental concerns. Hence most of the work focuses on the literal and implied presence of people within landscapes. I place us directly into these dystopian worlds which I see as a depiction of today's concerns and tomorrow's issues.
The paintings are a hybrid of realism and abstraction because people should feel these images represent a real possibility, yet remember to have hope since we can always change the future. It is important that the imagery, along with the colors, be lushly seductive. I want viewers to be easily drawn in. The work pushes us to consider what we can do to help slow and eventually stop the rate at which we are destroying our planet. While the earth will not cease to exist due to our actions; people will.