Hábitat Natural en Camino / Natural Habitat in Change

Digital Painting: Hábitat Natural en Camino / Natural Habitat in Change

About the Painting

Garr created this painting for Earth Day 2022. It is one of a pair of paintings (the other is Metamorfosis de Mariupol / Mariupol Metamorphosis).

Garr is very concerned about human impact on the environment, as well as global climate change (also human induced!). This is one of several reasons why he chooses to work in the digital painting medium — to find out why this is better for the environment than traditional painting techniques please read this article.

This painting is intended to send a clear message about the impact of changes to the natural habitat caused by human activities. Although there is debate about when it actually started, we currently live in the Anthropocene epoch — characterised by significant human impact on Earth's ecosystems (and geology). According to the WWF, one in every five animals that that exist on Earth today are facing extinction! Think about that...

The left side of the painting depicts a lush, tropical jungle teeming with plant and animal life, morphing into the right-side image of the devastation caused by jungle clear-cutting.

The left side uses a fair amount of artistic license. Garr's concept was to present an extremely lush and diverse image. To do this he chose to depict far more diversity and density than would be found in nature — not all of these species are normally found in the same place! There is also a rather large, endangered tree frog — painted so that it is more visible and prominent than it would be in reality. All of this was done to emphasise the point of the piece.

You can own this piece of art!

For shipping within the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the E.U., or Australia, buy “Natural Habitat in Change” here!

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Related Art...

El Rey Gallo / The Rooster King

Néctar de Amarilis / Amaryllis Nectar

Metamorfosis de Mariupol / Mariupol Metamorphosis

The Hollow Man

The Specs...

Digital art resembling an acrylic painting, reproduced on gallery-wrapped canvas — Size (W x H): 75cm x 46cm (30in x 18in).

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