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Cloud Conversation 10
Oil, Acrylic, Enamel & Ink Pen on Board
8" x 8" x 2"
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Although not as overtly political as much of my work in recent years, satire still acted as a propellant in the development of this series. Until recently, talking about the weather seemed to be often a subject matter that people resorted to when they didn't seek any other common ground of discussion. "Cloud Conversations" began with the idea of creating landscapes where it was physically impossible for viewers to accurately describe the weather and thus force them into a position of discussing things further/having a meaningful conversation. I aimed to do this by removing the recognizable cloud formations and replacing them with specialist symbols (meteorological, mathematical, Native American, made-up, etc). Ironically, in the past few years climate change and global warming have altered the definition of “talking about the weather”.