Monday, February 20, 2017
Sometimes global events really get to me. One day I sat down at my easel preparing to start my afternoon painting session, when the BBC informed me of the latest atrocities preformed by ISIS and the extinction of the Northern White Rhino. I felt overwhelmed with grief and my helplessness to do anything about this. From my feelings sprang the beginning of this painting.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Apex predators are the top predator in a particular ecosystem. When humanity removes that predator devastating changes can take place in that ecosystem. Humans saw this clearly when wolves where reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. The elk population was kept in check, which changed the tree and shrub mix, which changed the environment for fish, birds and insects.There are so many unintended consequences to our a actions we can’t even imagine. We must tread very carefully on our natural world.