According the the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the name of the ancient Greek earth goddess, Gaia, which came to mean earth, evolved further in 1972 to:
"the hypothesis that the living and nonliving
components of earth function as a single system
in such a way that the living component regulates
and maintains conditions (such as the temperature
of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so
as to be suitable for life; also: this system regarded as
a single organism."
As the planet is now fully immersed in the Anthropcene period, I choose to create abstract art images that can be interpreted at both micro and macro levels. I am responding to what captivates my waking thoughts regarding the dilemma of humans’ impact upon the earth. Within the overarching theme, Gaia, I work in several ways with toner-based mixed media images. I call my mixed media drawings "Origin" and my transfer and mixed media prints are "Specimen". "Petrie" are small mixed media drawings that began as residue elements from "Origin" then served as the basis for larger "Specimen" works. All three sub-series continue.