The end of Gaia
2021 Oil on Canvas 600mm x 900mm
ARC (Art Renewal Centre) 16th International Salon Finalist
Visually represented through the Titans of Greek mythology, Gaia, the mother of Earth is dead. Atlas, who holds up the heavens and the world, is left carrying what is left of Earth- barren, brown and lifeless, with Gaia strewn across his lap.
The red & gold patterned drapery represent the blood and the riches extracted from the planet by humanity, causing the state of affairs depicted in the painting. The work is not without hope, as the circle of life surrounding the Titans suggest that not all is lost.