"Volcanic Bleeding Heart", 2019, Oils, oil sticks and oil pastels on Oleo paper, 11" x 15", ©Julie Castillo 2020
I was influenced by the beauty of lava and it's mesmerizing effect. Having recently returned from Hawaii and experiencing the lava first hand, along with the eruption of Kilauea, a lava heart happened. It slowly morphed into a political statement about corporations, our government, their abuse and disrespect for nature. It speaks of how nature always has the last say. Each and every one of us will become dirt at some point. I hope we all will think twice about the value of nature and just how much it means to our existence.
Volcanic Bleeding Heart
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