Climate Project 2022 post ten

I have been so busy with other commitments that making work on the paintings for this project has stalled a bit. However I’m still researching and finding reports I’d like to make work about, there’s a lot going on out there.

I wanted to paint the fires in New Mexico for they were remarkably under reported in the mainstream news, despite the ferocity and damaging nature of them. Fires were prevalent in California at the same time and these were reported much more which begs the question why? I think we know why, that California is richer, whiter and deemed more important.

Hence I am working on two paintings of New Mexico, because I want to show how long they went on for and represent their impact fairly.