I love doing miniatures, and one of my favourite themes is the rainforest. These four sold before the opening night of the exhibition for which they were painted.
MINIATURE PAINTINGS 9/22/2011
I have always been interested in small works and have won a few prizes for miniatures over the years.
My latest are these mixed media/collage works on 4" x 4" canvas.
|Rainforest Remnants I|
|Rainforest Remnants II|
|Rainforest Remnants III|
|Rainforest Remnants IV|
Now that I see them in photos I feel I need to 'muck up' the edges of the collaged bits, and will do so forthwith.
The words are on inkjet transparency and, as a whole, read thus....
"We are losing Earth's greatest biological treasures just as we are beginning to appreciate their true value. Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second with tragic consequences for both developing and industrial countries.
Rainforests are being destroyed because the value of rainforest land is perceived as only the value of its timber by shortsighted governments, multi-national logging companies, and landowners.
Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation."