Salton Sea ShoreJuly 6, 2015

Salton Sea ShoreThe Salton Sea is one of my favourite places in the Colorado Desert. It has an ugly post apocalyptic beauty that suggests the end of the world. The lake is shrinking through evaporation and lack of fresh water. It is in the process of being sterilized with the increasing concentration of salts and washed out farm chemicals. Dead tilapia and colourful algae add a rotting smell to the razor sharp barnacle shell beach.This painting is of a putrefying puddle that reflects the bleached sky and the acid yellow of new life, an algae bloom. To me it represents a start over, perhaps better luck next time.