"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: Storm Warning AM
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Tradigital (Tra·dig·i·tal: an artwork that combines traditional mediums and digital processes.)
DIMENSIONS: 48" x 23"
MONOPRINT: Archival print by George Kondogainis
"Storm Warning AM"
The inspiration for this painting is humans' contribution to global warming and climate change, causing the increased severity of storms and severe weather conditions we are now experiencing.
NASA researchers have reported extreme Storms Over Earth's Tropical Oceans. One study from 2018 supports global warming as the number one cause of extreme storm intensity and quantity.
Although there is no consensus on human contribution to global warming, it would seem obvious. Each year approximately six and a half metric tons of CO2 are released into the atmosphere by burning fuels and manufacturing goods. A significant contributor to what is known as Green House Gases into the atmosphere is the human consumption of disposable goods. For example, in 2019, eWaste; rose to a staggering 53.5 million metric tons of discarded electronic products; refrigerators, TVs, appliances, cell phones, washers, dryers, and computers. The manufacturing of these goods would have had a significant contribution to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
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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