I am dismayed and depressed at the effects of climate change on the arctic. As ice melt increases, the effects of climate change are exacerbated. Central to this disaster is mankind. We have raped the planet, plundered its resources and polluted the atmosphere. This painting is an expression of how I feel about arctic melt.
In 1920 Robert Frost published his acclaimed poem “Fire and Ice” which discussed the end of the world and which also likened the elemental force of fire with desire and ice with hate.
“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”
The arctic, embraced and bathed by the warmth of a golden sun, is never more beautiful than at the time of its demise.
The animals of this planet are at one with mother nature. The exception is man.
This, and other paintings, serve to remind mankind that nature is in delicate balance and that our home is small.