Entering the Cloud

Situated on the upper floors of an apartment building, my view consists mostly of what exists above the horizon line, an expansive mural of clouds, an arena for birds. In this painting I have represented a flock of birds as pointer cursors, that symbolize technology, and they are depicted entering into a realm of clouds representing the future that is taking shape. I consider cloud computing or the possibility of geoengineering, as examples of influential pushes into new territories that will produce largely unknown outcomes. The future represents great potential. It is full of hope while simultaneously the potential dangers to our world by virtue of technology escalate. The strong contrast and hot colour palette express my emotional turmoil and anxieties, mixed with a never ceasing dream of an emergence into greater light.

Entering the Cloud, 2019, oil on linen, 110 x 110cm
Entering the Cloud, 2019, oil on linen, 110 x 110cm
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