Sky + Slate" California Landslide, Abstract Oil Painting, on Canvas, Original, Handmade, Modern Art, Rustic Decor, 18"x36"
"SKY + SLATE" CALIFORNIA LANDSLIDE
Abstract Oil Painting
This body of work reflects how the impacts of the increasing natural disaster incidence on communities worldwide. My CALIFORNIA NATURAL DISASTER oil painting collection was conceived and executed after the largest landslide in California history. In May 2017, the Mud Creek Landslide on the property of my home in Big Sur, California, taking out the driveway and highway below. My home was located in such close proximity to this landslide I was forced to evacuate and relocate permanently.
The asymmetrical dividing lines depict horizon and roadways. The composition depicts an abstract landscape of the earth meeting the sky. I applied a pattern by painting and hand pressing the soles of the shoes I wore while evacuating by foot. The footprint pattern symbolizes how the "human footprint" is influencing the climate change I handmade oil paints with earth pigments as a means of embedding the DNA of the earth into the abstract landscape paintings.
The concept of this body of work is something I feel everyone can relate to in their own way. It is about the powerful experience of globally changing landscapes and tumultuous nature of the ecosystems we inhabit. The paintings open a dialogue about the idea of home, stability and the fragility of manmade infrastructures amidst changing landscapes. Most importantly, this experience has brought my attention to the thousands of people worldwide who have lost their lives or homes due to the impacts of natural disasters. My desire is for my abstract landscape paintings to serve as reminders for all of humanity to help innovate solutions for climate change and demonstrate compassion towards natural disaster victims. I am donating 15% of the proceeds of each abstract oil painting I sell to Red Cross towards international disaster relief.
This painting is available as the original painting on 24" x 36" x 1.5"
Made by Dana Richardson in California, USA.
Dana Richardson (b. 1985) is an award winning artist, painter, and filmmaker born and raised in California. Currently, she lives and works in an off-the-grid art studio where the redwood forest and mountains meet the pacific ocean San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Dana’s environmentally conscious oil paints and watercolors are made using ancient artisan techniques. Dana's oil paints are handmade with ethically sourced Earth Pigments from California and the Societe des Ocres de France. Her watercolors paintings incorporate the use of handmade, plant-based inks and dyes. Dana chooses to abstain from using commercial artist paints from a "tube" which contain cancerous VOC’s and hazardous chemicals. Additionally, Richardson's handmade paints resonate richer, more natural colors.
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