Imbalance of Fire
Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas
92.5 x 56.75 inches
This painting is in 3 parts. The first, Imbalance: Consequence, shows a sperm whale burning. The whale is suffering from the warming waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The second and center painting, Imbalance of Fire, is a passionate warning that our waters are growing more and more out of balance from the rise of the heat-trapping CO2. This work is painted differently from our other paintings to make clear that there is a startling change happening in our world. The third painting, Imbalance: Mitigation, shows an ice cube tray which is Mickett-Stackhouse’s symbol for finding ways to cool our waters and reduce the amount of CO2 in our environment.
Carol Mickett - Robert Stackhouse