Displacement of a Different Nature

Justin Kellner's avatar Justin Kellner

As a result of habitat loss caused by human expansion, the populations of many bird species are declining at a drastic rate and run the risk of extinction. Human civilization is temporary. The extinction of a species is permanent. Like the cerulean warbler, which nests in the mature deciduous forests of Southwestern Michigan, many species require specific habitats to flourish, and deforestation and the loss of these specific ecosystems has led to their decline. While utilizing the landscape’s natural forms and textures, I draw upon these visual cues from past encounters to achieve a balance between realism and abstraction. My intent is to evoke memories and the sense of a place and time while portraying the interrupted cycles existing throughout the natural world’s various ecosystems. "Displacement of a Different Nature" has a companion piece "Displacement" an installation, which can be viewed at Spiral Gallery on South Division September 5th - October 12th

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Width: 102 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 62 inches