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On the Conquest series...
"Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man." – C.S. Lewis
I was inspired to start this series by my painting Green. Within this series, at first glance, there is beauty in the rendering of the paint; however, upon further introspection one can see destruction and chaos.
These paintings depict the relationship between man and nature. On one side, man uses nature to fit his needs, often disregarding the impact he is making, such as in the painting Bulldozer in the Clearing. Nature has no regard for man's desires, and in turn, destroys what man has created. Whether with weeds growing in a yard, a tornado, or a fire, as in my painting House Fire.