Sunday, February 22, 2015

Twin Forests: Models in Studying Forest Evolution

Dr Abe V Rotor 
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, [www.pbs.gov.ph] 8-9 evening class Monday to Friday




Twin Forests in acrylic on mounted canvas (23.5" x 60" each). Painted by Dr AVRotor 2013. (Ready to hang, no need of frame.)

Here are two paintings I started and finished together is a given time frame: a scenario of millions of years ago, while the other is a scenario of a fast vanishing ecosystem. They depict two stages of forest evolution, between them is a great divide of time and space. The primeval model is a rock face overgrown by bryophytes - mosses, liverworts and hornworts, while the other model (lower photo) depicts an undisturbed forest, remnant of the virgin tropical rainforest. These paintings grace the residence of the artist-author where workshops for children on Nature are conducted every summer. ~




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