"Dead Bee," Tradigital NFT Artwork, speaks to Colony Collapse Disorder and the dying off of the bee population worldwide. These creations and other traditional art and exhibits stem from my investigation of how rising CO2 levels contribute to the die-off of bees. Researchers found that rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from manufacturing have caused a dramatic reduction of protein in pollen. The lack of protein in this vital food source for honey bees has reduced their reproduction ability significantly. This reduction in bees will considerably impact food resources; bees help provide approximately 60% of man's agricultural foods.
TITLE: Dead Bee
TOOLS USED: Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Canvas, Computer
PRINT: Mono Print 36" x 45"
Monoprint Currently Available for Purchase
TITLE: Cause & Effect
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Tradigital (Tra·dig·i·tal: an artwork that combines traditional mediums and digital processes.)
DIMENSIONS: 36" x 45"
MONOPRINT: Archival print by George Kondogainis
"Cause & Effect" The work tries to communicate the impact of humans on the biosphere. The star of this work is the human figure positioned in the foreground. His mind is releasing toxins into the atmosphere from billowing smokestacks atop his head. He sees and understands how vital the planet's resources and atmosphere are to his existence. The cube in place of his skull portrays this understanding.
Suspended above him are cubes representing manufactured objects at any cost to our planet. The symbolic life forms encased in these cubes represent their destruction from manufacturing. The unnatural colors of the sky and human skeleton provide the narrative of the biosphere and human destruction. An observer of the work pointed out that there was a whimsical approach to communicating this severe problem. After hearing this, I agreed and can see a bit of René Magritte's "Son of Man" in the presentation. It makes me smile, knowing we are all the history of art, consciously or unconsciously.
NOTE: This artwork is an archival digital print shipped rolled in archival paper inside a mailing tube. Shipping and Handling within the United States are accounted for in the pricing.
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