Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lost Dams - Art


Lost Dams is a depiction of the fate of manmade dams, engineering feats that stand as a testament to human potential, yet, like everything mankind creates, must ultimately crumble. The style of this painting is distinctly minimalist. This piece is composed of a single green tree on a spare, white background. A monochromatic color scheme contributes to the sense of simplicity in this painting.

Manmade structures must ultimately crumble. This painting asserts mankind’s relative insignificance in the context of the planet’s history. Ultimately, everything that mankind creates will return to nature. In this piece, a tree has grown in the place of mankind’s artificial creations, invoking the cyclical nature of life – the reclaiming of things into the natural order.

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