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The world's Ocean is no longer a matter of concern but a critical emergency requiring immediate attention. I continue to work on “Project Maritima” in an attempt to illustrate some of the fundamental steps towards a culture of recovery for the world's Ocean.  I added new works and a large scale sculpture to the “Royal Blossom Project” which won best in show.  I unveiled several works from the series “Tales from the Anthropocene” and worked on the yet to be released conscious unification project.   In the 2nd quarter of 2014, I began curating the WPMP portion of the Culture of Peace Exhibit in Tehran.  More that 20 WPMP collective Ambassadors participated in the exhibition. This is just a small sampling of completed works for 2014.


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Renewal

Transformation Series 1 of 6

80” x 60”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Tales From The Anthropocene  


Beth's Narrative for the work:

Renewal implies to make new again, this is as scientist will agree, a molecular impossibility, to restore is more realistic as the implication is of a condition that follows a decline of the previous one and thus one can echo renewal in that limited sense even though the improvement can be surprising and even miraculous.


Gated Vortex

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

The human condition at present is like a gated vortex, the gate is the artificial and clumsily built arguments of denial about a state of affairs as driven by a whirlpool of facts that the gate itself cannot possibly contain on either side.


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Climate Change?
53” x 40”



Mixed Media On Canvas

Tales From A Different World


Beth's  Narrative For The Work:

Climate change is a lose demon that is running

ramped the world over and that we must tackle. Put on you

best glasses lest the heat impairs your sight, but, we must go after this demon before it runs us out of town.



Spiral Capture Of An Ancient Theme

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

One of the oldest patterns in the universe is the spiral and they are billions of spiral galaxies, yet flowers, capture the pattern, seashells, bacteria and even structures within living cells. How great is it to see the universes' ancient themes, reflected everywhere you look.


Wagon Wheel

40” x 53”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima




Conversion

Transformation Series 2 of 6

80” x 60”

Mixed Media On Canvas

Tales From The Anthropocene


Beth's Narrative For the Work:

Conversion is a tricky concept that suggests change or transformation from something to something else; the tricky part is that no matter what you turn into, you can never erase the content of what you used to be. Therefore conversion is really a two-sided coin and both faces are the true currency of what you really are.


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Free  Flight and Imprisoned Vision

40" x 53"

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

Nature is only imprisoned by the size of the universe which is so big that freedom might as well be endless, human vision is imprisoned by ideas plotted along a narrow grid whose very existence is only an illusion where the freedom of nature, flies though as if it was not there at all.


Looking For Clarity

40" x 60"

Mixed Media On Canvas

Tales From The Anthropocene


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

What is clear to our sight may not be what is clear in the real world, we are driven by culture to see things that are not there and to see differences where there are none.   Clarity is always there if we know where to look with an open mind and a critical perspective about what we see.


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For Life

40" x 53"

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

Einstein famously said that he knew that World War Three would be fought with stones and sticks, little did he know what the war would be about and of the change of enemy. The next war will be fought for the life of the planet and the enemy would not be human but rather human-made.


Portent

40” x 53”

Mixed Media on Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

In Yokohama, Japan on March 31, 2014 during the summit, the IPCC issued more climate change warnings that seemingly no one can afford to hear for what they are.  They are signs the world is giving us ahead of a real disaster in the making.  Who is to blame?  What is the source of climate change?  There are a dozen other environmental nightmares creeping up on us right now is not what matters.  What matters is that the world is different and that the difference is made visible by climate change and by an ocean that became humanity's trash can, a sea of garbage the we all see.  It is getting to hot for queens and paupers for fish and fishermen, a warning means nothing when nothing is done.  The only thing that is truly ours is LIFE, and it is time we honor the gift.  Say yes to life on Earth.   Let your actions sponsor life.  If the power of denial can sponsor so much damage, just imagine what the power of life can do if we stand behind it and act on its behalf.   


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Archetype #1 Solar Rendition

48” x 48” x 240”

Sculpture: Palm uprights and inflorescence, wood, stainless steel diamond plate, copper tubing, car paint, car varnish, Swarovski crystals and drops, wired for electricity

Royal Blossom Project

Awarded Winner /Best in Show


Beth Carter Bell's Narrative for the work:

As we enter an age of climate and environmental changes due to our human activity, it is also a time to deepen our dialog with LIFE and to embrace the elegant solutions that nature has come up with to sustain all of life on Earth.

All living things have interpreted the power of the sun; however, plants have rendered sunlight into energy with an efficiency as yet unsurpassed by human ingenuity and in a global process that is wholly connected with the continuation of life. It is at this time, that we must reach for the sun and embrace all LIFE, not just human life.

Nature has a way to empower humanity with its energy needs if we dare to discover that life can be sustained particularly when life becomes the principal quest of the human effort. Data-A art creates models of ideas about life that can be presented together with the proof needed to allow the ideas to become a direct experience for the viewer of what is being depicted in the work.


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To inquire about requesting a catalogue of Beth's 2014 work

Climate Weathervane

40" x 53"

Mixed Media On Canvas

Project Maritima


Beth's Narrative for the Work:

It is hard to keep off apocalyptic notions from our mind, when the actions to counteract climate change remain just talk and the weather itself is signaling the presence of the horse if not the presence of the rider of the climate apocalypse himself.


Projects for the Year

All images,works, and text © Beth Carter Bell 2016