Here There Be Monsters:An Environmental Art Show
Legend has it that cartographers in the Middle Ages brandished words of warning on the unexplored areas of their maps. "Here There Be Monsters; Dragons Be Here."
However, modern times can reveal the known to be more ghastly than the unknown as the Dumms explore in their latest environmental pop-surrealist art series.
Iconic movie monsters, who were often the by-products of corporate greed and human egotism manipulating nature to spawn our own annihilation, are used to present the
consequences of pollution, climate change, genetic engineering, fracking, for profit destruction of animal habitats, and extinctions.
We are mutating into the monsters devouring our world.
A little more that a year ago we started this series of painatings and on October 7th at BAYarts we will be showing 9 large (36" x 36" and 1 at 48" x 36") paintings along with 4 smaller black & white drawings.
Freshwater Cleveland did a wonderful article about the paintings (and us) which describes in detail what the show is all about.
We are very proud of the work we have done and hope it creates conversation and education to those that want to learn how to help our precious "Mother Earth".
In 2014 we did a show titled "The Fame Shame Blame Game that dealt with the current issue that we witness every night on the news. This led to us doing the environmental series but really they are all issues that affect us and we want our art to hopefully make a difference in the world we live in. To see all these paintings check out this smaller website we created for just our newest paintings.
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