Global Warming Cycle Series

ART STATEMENT

“GLOBAL WARMING CYCLES” by THOM WRIGHT

These paintings continue in my ongoing series of abstract paintings concerning Global Warming.  It began in 2006 as a personal attempt to raise our collective consciousness about the man-made, destructive impacts to our planet that is now more broadly referred to as Climate Change.  This complex concept now is recognized to dominate our future as the most important crisis of the 21st century, where drastic changes to mankind and nature are beginning to grow and be felt.   Perhaps one more metaphor for global change may make a difference and initiate responsive actions by individuals and nations.

This mixed media painting process becomes abstract global mapping that expresses transformations of the earth, the atmosphere and its weather systems.  Evidence of change is made in text, maps, diagrams, narrative spatial sequences of changing shapes and colors, and temporal sequences of embedded layers of paint.  The painting surface itself is a history of change.

Global Warning Cycle #8

Acrylic and ink on panel, 30″ x 30″, 2006

Unframed

Price: $650 (includes shipping)

The circle in a circle in a square composition, with a patchwork of mapping details in multiple colors.

Global Warming Cycle #9

Acrylic, map gesso transfer and ink on panel, 24″ x 24″, 2006

Unframed

Price: $550 (includes shipping)

In the midst of this planet’s land/sea structure, an overlay mapping triangle points to the hotspot.

Global Warming Cycle #11

Acrylic on panel, 24″ x 24″, 2006

Unframed

Price: $550

Fragments of the planet outgas and depart into the warmer white-hot atmosphere

Global Warming Cycle #12

Acrylic, gesso transfer and ink on panel, 24″ x 24″, 2019

Unframed

Price: $550 (includes shipping)

Polar view of two evolving planet and its atmosphere, set against the bottom layer of analysis in a spiral

Before Onement

Acrylic and gesso transfer on panel, 48″ x 48″, 2017

Framed with hardwood float frame, total size 49.5″ x 49.5″

Price: $1750

The planet hot-spots and interconnected hot-points and with the outer two layers of atmosphere

Global Warming Cycle #21

Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 30″, 2007

Framed with hardwood float frame, total size 31.5″ x 31.5″

Price: $750

Then and now planet states with emissions into the atmosphere and progressions of analysis

Global Warming Cycle #21

Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 30″, 2007

Framed with hardwood float frame, total size 31.5″ x 31.5″

Price: $750

Then and now planet states with emissions into the atmosphere and progressions of analysis