Jodi Patterson

Paving Paradise 1
tar, sand, paint, glue
30 x 32 in. | $400

This series depicts the deterioration of Nature as witnessed after revisiting lands only to find them altered or destroyed due to human interference and endangerment. I paint with tar over sand to bring voice to the “paradise” that is often replaced by the placelessness of the banal and the suffocation of Earth’s treasures. As people search for ways to comprehend and address climate change and/or damage, art can come forward as a potent dose of thought, action, and inspiration.

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