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Affecting the effects

How does a rainforest survive the pace of human encroachment? Is a rainforest even worth saving when land resources are rapidly vanishing? Difficult questions to answer in a time where difficult choices need to be made. In the war between humans and nature, progress can only be measured from battle to battle. My new artistic series is an attempt to highlight the combined effects of these battles with the long term hope of affecting positively the final outcomes.

Each piece in this series mostly consists of composited photographic images I shot while in the Daintree rainforest located in tropical Queensland, Australia and elsewhere within this continent. Although my inspiration springs from these rainforest impressions, the series should really be viewed as an attempt to change the hearts and minds of viewers of all the natural wonders in this world. Each piece attempts to portray metaphorically the glory and the tragedy of these battles. Human erosion and devastation on many scales seem to be accepted by us with despair and resignation. We see the impact of changes to our surroundings everyday, the effects of these intrusions, whether they are around the world or around the next block in our own neighborhood.

Our eyes have become jaded and accepting of the inevitability of our natural resource depletion. We need to change this if our planet is to survive. It is my hope that we can affect this jadedness of the heart with an increased sense of responsibility and respect for the protection and renewal of these natural resources.
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