Oil on canvas.
Experiencing the collapse of capitalism and the world’s ecosystems has been an extremely traumatic experience for humanity as a whole. This painting is inspired by the experience of the record-setting wildfires in the southwestern United States, where drought has led to millions of acres being burned. The fire is so massive it seems to reach up to the stars. But the stars are also where hope lies: we have to keep dreaming of something better, and keep striving to reach it up until our dying moment or we will surely never get there. In order to end this degradation of nature and society we must reject absolute capitalism, and only the red of communism can bring about a sustainability that could allow humanity to thrive respectfully alongside nature.