Sustain and Preserve
760 x 760
Mixed Media - Paint, dress patterns, graphite, charcoal, metallic foil
This is an artwork created as part of my 'Paper Doll' series which looks at notions of identity, culture, community, and connection.
An old-growth forest is one that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features. Old-growth forests are valuable for the ecosystem services they provide, like maintenance of biodiversity, water purification, flood control, and nutrient cycling. Moreover, old-growth forests are more efficient at sequestering carbon than newly planted forests and fast-growing timber plantations.
In this piece, the figures are standing guard together to protect and preserve the forest so that it can sustain itself, and the creatures that rely on it (including us).