John Guy Petruzzi
My work parallels our ideas of rarity between the evolution of species, the creation of art, and the advancement of technology. Within the context of an ongoing Holocene mass extinction, I examine the meaning of these values through a “symbology” informed by natural history, digital media, and field experience in nature. As a boy in rural Ohio I observed species that have since become scarce. Now I want to understand how the precipitous decline of biodiversity will affect humanity in the future, and what role painting can play in the discourse.