This is my COVID-19 painting. I’m sure every artist will have one by the time this world gets put back on her rails. I began this painting in January of 2020. It was pretty … a beautiful blue heron against a cloudless sky. But as civilization gradually went topsy-turvy my mood deteriorated and this painting morphed into ugly. I was so agitated by politics, the virus, human insensitivity, and global warming that I couldn’t focus on making a pretty painting. After many attempts, I started attacking my art with a stiff bristle brush and jabs of red and yellow paint … and then walked away. Months later I got a grip and started fixing it. However, I felt I needed to make a statement about something important to me as a wildlife artist. So, my statement here is about the careless introduction of invasive plant and animal species into environments where they just shouldn’t exist. This painting depicts one of those species, the Walking Catfish from Asia, that plagues Florida. It eats native fish species and has caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage to Florida’s aqua-culture every year. Often, unwanted fish are called ”trash” fish. Thus, the title of this painting is Takin’ Out the Trash.
|Reproduction Style||Fine Art Print Canvas Wall Sticker Stretched Canvas Framed Canvas|
|Size||8” x 8” 12” x 12” 16” x 16” 20” x 20” 30” x 30” 16” x16”|