September 25 - October 21, 2021
Art St. Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
"Footprint" features artworks that address the marks, impressions that we leave—physically, emotionally—on the planet, in society, our footprint as we walk through our lives; also can apply to the marks left on the surface of an artwork.
A departure from my typical paintings, my Coral Bleaching Mask is an assemblage. Corals under stress expel their colorful algae symbiotic partners, revealing the bone-white coral skeleton beneath. Here, upcycled plastics become coral-like forms protruding from a netted, primarily white and red monster. Through the eyes, a classic View Master toy displays pristine seascapes to the viewer. This mask challenges persistent childhood fantasy with the stark reality of our polluted, rapidly-warming oceans. Come see it in person.