Description In the sky shines a carbon dioxide (CO2) molecule. The atmospheric concentration of this potent greenhouse gas is now over 400 ppm. It was 280 ppm before 1850 and is now at the highest level in almost a million years. Human-made CO2 is the primary driver of increased global temperatures, melting glaciers, and c-rises. The diagonal line that cuts this drawing in half represents the increasing CO2 concentration from 1958 to 2014. The line undulates each year as the northern hemisphere's forests inhale CO2 (in spring and summer) and exhale in fall and winter. Some of the CO2 lands in the ocean where it creates carbonic acid that breaks down into hydronium ions (H3O+), which are depicted here. Hydronium (hydrogen bound to a water molecule) acidifies our oceans, bleaching coral reefs and making life difficult for a Titanic-load of marine organisms who can't adapt fast enough. For the sake of young people, future generations, those living in poverty, and the entire biosphere...world leaders and business leaders need to take decisive and constructive action on climate change pronto!
Dave Migliore, Phoenix Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Dave began drawing at a young age watching his grandmother paint. His inspiration comes from nature, light, and the nature of light. Since 2010, he has used pen and ink. Before that it was pencil. He says he's going to learn to paint one day.
Dave's style is primarily abstract-modern. Inside his drawings are a myriad of fascinating detail, layers upon layers, that lead you into hidden dimensions. In some of his pieces you may find patterns reminiscent of fossils and microscopic views of plant life. You may also find the Golden Ratio spiraling across some drawings.