I Don’t Know Who the Arsonist Is
2022 20.5”h, 25”w collage, watercolour and gouache
The wall along the Mexico/US border is contributing to geographic species fragmentation while forest fires decimate their habitat. This wall is a faux-painted trompe-l’oeil as an attempt to reflect the surrounding landscape.
A deer has died along the border near a turnstile opening detectable to its visible colour spectrum. Collaged, camouflauge patterned papers imitate a barren, desert terrain, mountains and forests on fire.
(the title is a tribute to Joni Mitchell)