One of a series of 10 large abstract paintings depicting CLIMATE CHANGE.
MOUNTAINTOP REARRANGED visualizes how mountaintops that are removed (in order to get to coal) can result in a drastically changed topography. Often it is not possible to return the mountaintop to its original contours. Scientists from the universities of Kentucky and California recently released a study detailing the climate implications of coal extraction by mountaintop removal because in the end the area may emit more carbon.
MOUNTAINTOP REARRANGED | 2013
oil on canvas
40″ x 50″ x 1.5″