Size - 188 x 285 cm
This piece is a commentary on our relationship to oil and its cost. It can stand alone or in a group forming a Polyptych titled "Anthropocene - The Human Paradox" along with "Ballad of a fat man and a little boy", "COMBO" and "Rising Tide". Cutouts are included to give a window into the details that make up the piece.
Holocene was the name of the geological age in which humanity thrived and reached its full potential as a species. Since the start of the industrial revolution the impact humans have had on their environment has been so great that some scientists believe a new geological age has begun, they call it Anthropocene.
Technological development based on capitalist principles has created a human paradox where our progress can lead to our demise.
© Daniel Botelho