Love not man the less
All my work considers mankind’s impact on the planet and how it has defined our current epoch which is suggested to be called the Anthropocene - the age of mankind.
It’s well understood that human activities have had a negative impact on the planet and there’s a movement called ‘Rewilding’, which seeks to reestablish the dominance of nature as an antidote to the effects of the Anthropocene. The city in this painting is a metaphor for everything humans have had an impact on. Farmland, fishing, reservoirs, managed forests, mines or pollution - there is almost nowhere on Earth that has not seen some level of impact by civilization. Even uninhabited places are being negatively affected by pollution and global heating.
Rewilding however is not just about allowing nature to dominate at the expense of civilization, but to enhance both. The surfaces are made up of colour and chaos. The marks represent the resurgence of nature and how it is intertwined with people, culture, religion, philosophy and technology. All these great things we have created as a species existing in a magnificently rich, chaotic and sustainable ecosystem.
The title is taken from Byron’s ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’: ‘Love not man the less, but Nature more.’
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Intricate ink drawings that combine the man made city with organic shapes and the natural world. While beautiful and mesmerising the drawings also make you think about the impact our cities and lifestyles have on the planet.
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Affordable original artworks. Paintings and drawings, all under £200.
A collection of vibrant and energetic paintings on board. Paintings are all framed and available to buy separately or as groups. Please contact me directly to discuss prices if buying multiple works.