Off Water Course
Sculptural Oil Painting
A surreal narrative of the human impact on the global climate displayed in totemic format and told with symbolic water-based elements. The downward flow represents a time-scale; the waterwheel symbolizes human intervention in the natural world. The water ends up in the sea, which rises up the trunk of a leafless tree. The tree is connected to the axis of the wheel. These connections describe our use of natural resources and the destruction such use can cause. The sea stands atop of two tornadoes; the tornadoes are made to look like portly striding cartoon legs walking horizontally into a future of heightened ecological chaos.