Fool’s Gold

As it is Earth Day today, I thought I would share an older work of mine that was intended as a critique of our consumptive society. I drew it several years ago as a preparatory study for my painting “Fool’s Gold”. The image is an allegory about the folly of human beings and our industrialized society. We continue to consume natural resources at an alarming rate, and yet we seem oblivious to the unsustainability of it all. We dig ever deeper in our frantic pursuit to consume more and more. Left unchecked, we will eventually be confronted by the inevitable conclusion, that all this time we have been digging our own grave.

Our world can provide everything we will ever need if we can avoid treating it as if it were an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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