Troposphere

Troposphere is a series of eight oil paintings done in 2015-2017.

“The troposphere is the thin film of atmosphere that supports life on the surface of our planet. This watery layer of air is the relative thickness of the painted paper on a child’s globe. A mere slip of tender existence, a fragile trifle in the vast chaos of the universe. Yet here we are.” WL

“What excites us is some sort of technological revolution: the fossil fuel revolution, the automotive revolution…the computer revolution, the “green” revolution…. But these revolutions—all with something to sell that people or their governments “must” buy—are mere episodes of the one truly revolutionary revolution perhaps in the history of the human race: the Industrial Revolution, which has proceeded from the beginning with only two purposes: to replace human workers with machines, and to market its products, regardless of their usefulness or their effects, at the highest possible profit—and so concentrate wealth into ever fewer hands.” —Wendell Barry

“There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it, like…locusts. And there are people who stand around and watch them eat it.” —Lillian Hellman

Troposphere 1
Oil and mixed media on canvas, 30 x 48″

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Troposphere 3

Oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 30″

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Troposphere 4

Oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 30″

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Troposphere 7

Oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 66″

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Troposphere 8
Oil and mixed media on canvas, 48 x 66″

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