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New Paintings Installed at Brown University's Institute for Environment and Society

Visit the paintings in the lobby of Brown's IBES Building at 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI.

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“Monarchy” Oil on Wood Panel  2018  (42" x 60")

“Monarchy” is inspired by the decline of the Monarch Butterfly population due to deforestation, climate change and loss of native plants along their migratory route from the northern US to Mexico. The striking patterns on their fragile chalk-like wings is a reminder of the the Monarch’s fleeting existence. Amy Wynne’s imagery highlights the beauty of organisms threatened by our global condition. Their visual impact is meant to raise awareness and inspire action.

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“Bivalve”  Oil on Wood Panel  2018 (42" x 60")

“Bivalve” is inspired by the plight of the oyster, threatened by the transformation of their marine ecosystems due to rising carbon dioxide levels and ocean acidification. Increasingly corrosive water has a direct impact on the ability of bivalves to build their shells putting them at risk. This painting was inspired by a collaboration with local oyster farmers in Wellfleet, MA. Amy Wynne’s imagery highlights the beauty of organisms threatened by our global condition. Their visual impact is meant to raise awareness and inspire action.