Foil Wrap, Energy Waste, Planet Health

  • 3673, Elephant
  • 3674, Ring of Fire
  • 3675, Chastity Belt
  • 3676, UFO
  • 3677, Tangential
  • 3678, Hound Dog


My vision is to leverage my art and words to make a difference in the world.  I want to  help thousands to freely enjoy my work and hopefully be influenced by my artwork. Of course I would like my artwork to support my spending habits as well.

I am starting to express some of my ideas with writing as well as painting.  Hopefully my messages for improving ourselves, our world and our experience within this planet and it’s deteriorating ability to sustain us all can make a difference in thousands, even millions of lives. This sounds like I am aiming way to high for an obscure beginning artist, but if I don’t aim high, I have little chance of fulfilling my vision.

Foil Wrap Series and Environmental Impact

Todays paintings give the illusion of having been painted on foil. Do you remember the days before plastic and foil wrap? The history of foil from Wikipedia:

“Foil made from a thin leaf of tin was commercially available before its aluminium counterpart.[2] In the late 19th century and early 20th century, tin foil was in common use, and some people continue to refer to the new product by the name of the old one. Tin foil is stiffer than aluminium foil.[3] It tends to give a slight tin taste to food wrapped in it, which is a major reason it has largely been replaced by aluminium and other materials for wrapping food.”

Glass lids, metal lids, wax paper and dish towels were what my parents and grandparents used to cover leftovers or picnic food. Plastic bags of some form were patented in the 1950s. But did not come into general shopping bag use until the 1960s. Some countries and cities see the problem clearly and have outlawed plastic shopping bags. But we have a lot of habits to change to get most people to convert to a reusable economy from a throw away society.

My environmentally conscious friends understand the energy waste and impact of using plastic and tinfoil as throw away solutions. Our grandparents did not have the choice to be so wasteful. Most of them would not have spent their hard earned money on throw away solutions. Simply washing a dish is so much easier on the environment.


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