This year we, Gary and Laura Dumm, decided to tackle the environment along with current news stories and do a series of large paintings (most 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas) using classic horror monsters as the central image. Our goal is to make these paintings educational tools. If anyone is interested in showing them please contact us
We used iconic movie monsters, who were often the by-product of corporate greed and human egotism manipulating nature to spawn our own annihilation to present the consequesces of pollution, climate change, genetic engineering, for profit destruction of animal habitats, and extinctions.
Below you can view our environmental/news issues paintings in dealing with subjects like pesticides, loss of pollinators, water pollution, global warming, air pollution and the deforestation, fossil fuels,nuclear energy, animal extinction and genetic engineering.
Click on each thumbnail to see the larger version or click "Play" in the upper left hand side of the large image.
In 2012 we began working on paintings together. We wanted to explore the current events we were seeing on TV, like greed, outsourcing jobs, GMO's, overuse of prescription drugs and more. In September of 2014 we had a show with 14 large paintings called "The Fame Shame Blame Game" at Breakneck Gallery in Lakewood, Ohio. The paintings were large, 36" x 36", except one that was 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas, and were done in the Pop Surrealist style.
Below are eight of the paintings from that show.