Smaller Relics

Smaller Relics is the latest in a series of landscape paintings I’ve been working on since 2011. The series began with the notion that, as climate change alters the world, our culture will eventually come to see the human structures built in the last hundred years as relics from a bygone era, a time that I’ve been calling the Age of Carbon. More recently I’ve been seeing these paintings as exercises in the art of looking forward with nostalgia, a way of finding beauty in the things in our world today that are contributing to their own disappearance, and possibly to ours.