Oil Paint and Gold Leaf on Mule Deer Skull
The “War Paint” series focuses on portraying the power struggle between the land and human uses of the land. The metallic coloring on the skulls represents the historic impacts of the mining, agriculture and recreation industries on natural resources. The earth tones and precious stone coloring represent the land itself. Each of these elements must be balanced to ensure environmental sustainability. The pieces are intended to symbolize the power and responsibility we possess to influence the future of our planet. The skulls are an embodiment of the legacy we can leave behind.