"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"
Painting Currently Available for Purchase
TITLE: Fractured Still life
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint on Canvas
DIMENSIONS: 30" X 40"
In 2010 I was living in Fishkill, NY, looking out a window at my neighbor's house across the road, when I began thinking about how each eye sees a different perspective. As I mucked about with this idea, I was closing one eye and then the other taking in the various locations of each object in my vision. Mucking about visually is nothing new for me; however, these questions persist. Does everyone's brain create the two images in the same way? What are the differences from person to person? What if our brains did not assemble the images?
So on this day, I started to sketch the image I saw from each eye independently within the same drawing. Unfortunately, I did not have a positive response to those initial drawings. So instead, I began to interpret the various images into a more cohesive work on canvas. Resulting in the painting "Fractured Still Life." My intuitive, creative process began refining the left-right visions into what I considered visually engaging.
There is continuous ongoing research and study on this phenomenon, "Binocular Retinal Projections in the Brain." However, this was just me seeing how these unassembled binocular images would manifest into an artwork.
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