"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: Lady of the Snow
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint on Canvas
DIMENSIONS: 60" x 48"
PRICE: $5,800 (SOLD)
The genesis for my works' subject matter and imagery can be from obvious or not-so-obvious impressions of daily life or the chaotic warehouse of dreams from a poem. For example, I did not intend to paint the poem "Blizzard" by Terry Lennon. I began to paint without preplanning the composition, forms, or imagery. Instead, I started as I often do by making a mark on the canvas, responding to that mark with another mark, and building the picture. However, somewhere in the process of intuitive responses to the paint, an image emerges, bending the shapes, influencing the composition, and finally revealing its subject from a lasting impression of the poem, "Blizzard."
"…We are drawn to her
peering through small white drifts
on a mullioned grid
into the faint ice blue of her belly,
until with cold chortle
she blows our world black…."
--- Terry Lennon
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