Downstream is from my Enviro series. Each of these began with a finished paint-by-number I found in a thrift store or garage sale that was glued to the surface of the larger painting. The palette and style of the paint-by-number determined the color of the painting.
Each of these paintings also includes some oblique nod to environmental issues and how ubiquitous (and unnoticed) degradation and pollution are. In Downstream there are two nuclear stacks upstream, whose smoke trail can be seen floating into the sky.
The two children are the artist and her brother Paul. The painting is continued onto the sides and is not meant to be framed.
24 x 24 x 1.75, oil on wood panel, 2010
Downstream 24 x 24 x 1.75, oil on wood panel, 2010