During a very transformative period in Greens life, at the beginning of 2020 she started to explore the subject of space. In February she was selected to do an artist in Residency at Chateau d’Orquevaux where she produced her ‘Limitless series.’
Predominantly painting scenes of children looking at the moon from earth, Green was interested in recreating the indulging sensation of isolation and disconnect felt when one thinks about the mysterious world away from our planet. As our minds take us to the overwhelming black mass ornated with stars; all of our day to day problems fade as if reminded of the scale of their insignificance.
These new paintings evolved to transform what would normally be considered the second scene into the first. A third scene was simultaneously introduced at this time to push this even further and dominate both the first and second.
“Anthropocene,” is a progression of this series of work, in this particular painting we are taken into a stale silence surrounded by the familiar stars, earth and moon that Green uses throughout her work.
We are presented with a young girl hugging her teddy bear as she sits on top of her planet earth and stares out into the black abyss of stars. A white flag in surrender with the words “Be Kind.”
These words are used in reference to the cold shift in human behaviour caused by the pandemic. It also is used to reference our relationship and respect for the planet we live in, a planet we call home and rely on for future generations of dreams.
This painting is an opportunity for us to escape our now controlled reality to a world that still remains safe and peaceful with no judgement, controls, tests or restrictions. We still own the world we create, we just need to nurture it and those who we surround ourselves with.
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