Acid Rain - Impressionistic Nature Art
Acrylic & Spray Paint on Canvas
Artist Statement: "This piece was created with the ideals of a birds eye view of rain falling through the clouds. I wanted to put an emphasis on how rain is not the as clean as we like to think it is. The use of fossil fuels affecting precipitation is a much more abundant part of Global Warming than most are aware of. This piece really spoke to me because it is a perspective of nature that I have never seen painted before. I enjoy the fact that it takes the viewer a little longer to understand its concept."
"Rotting vegetation and erupting volcanoes release some chemicals that can cause acid rain, but most acid rain is a product of human activities. The biggest sources are coal-burning power plants, factories, and automobiles.
When humans burn fossil fuels, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are released into the atmosphere. Those air pollutants react with water, oxygen, and other substances to form airborne sulfuric and nitric acid. Winds may spread these acidic compounds through the atmosphere and over hundreds of miles. When acid rain reaches Earth, it flows across the surface in runoff water, enters water systems, and sinks into the soil."
10% of this Original will be donated to:
Coalition for Clean Air
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