"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: Plastic Spring Water
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint on Canvas
DIMENSIONS: 30" X 40"
The vital resource, fresh water, was the genesis for this painting. So we find ourselves buying "fresh" spring water in plastic bottles. That says something about our destruction of vital resources, so much so that we are skeptical of drinking tap water in urban areas or even well water in suburban or rural areas. To our detriment, we have over-fertilized lawns, used toxic chemicals on the land, and dumped waste, causing rain runoff to carry those toxins into freshwater resources worldwide.
The irony is that purchasing spring water in plastic bottles compounds the destruction of this resource. This is true even if the plastic bottle does not contain "BPA*."
We seem to have an obsession with hydration; you can see people in cities carrying around a gigantic sippy-bottle of what looks like almost a gallon of water; you would think they were in the wilderness and worried about survival.
* Mayo Clinic: Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of the possible health effects on the brain and prostate gland of fetuses, infants, and children. It can also affect children's behavior. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
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