Original piece is 4x9ft, hand cut paper collage on wood panel, 2018. "California Paperscapes" is a series of four continuous triptychs representing a hope that nature will someday return to its unaltered, idealized state. The panels progress through Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, and the Sequoia forest. As human influence fades from right towards the left, the environment regains its vibrancy and equilibrium. The sentimental tableaus are our response to bleak reality of humans' negative effect on the planet. As the future health of the earth looks increasingly bleak, it becomes harder to remain optimistic that individual action can change our course. The scenes illustrate wishful thinking that by supernatural intervention, nature will be fully restored after humanity has gone extinct.
Cut paper collage artist from California exploring the influence of humans on the natural world. Originals created from hundreds of hand cut pieces of colored paper.
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This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.