1st Year, Stamps School of Art & Design
Oil on Canvas
This work utilises unconventional artistic methods to illustrate how the ecological issue of adaptation to change, can harbour countless parallels to society. Darwin pointed out how species change over time by reacting to environmental stimuli. The painting is intended to be hung crooked, which provides the “environmental stimuli ” which is affecting its residents. Species can be found adapting to change everywhere. But in humans, we undergo similar processes socially. Those who are resistant to change, fall behind, while those who are willing to grow in response to an environmental shift or threat are significantly more likely to survive.