Flying Sea Lion

Rising Waters – Surreal Climate Change Art

***plus how to decorate your home with climate-inspired artworks

  In this artwork, I’m exploring the dichotomy between aesthetically pleasing, decorative art and the reality of the global warming effects.  “Flying Sea Lion” is a metaphor of the almost surreal changes that happen around us in nature. As the oceans are rising and the waters get warmer, animals either have to adapt, or become extinct. 

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Climate Inspired Surrealist Art

Can sea lions fly? Not in our reality, for sure. I’m using decorative, visually pleasing, yet surrealist imagery to make a subtle statement about environment. A statement that can be put on a wall, on a throw pillow, on a tapestry, or anywhere you’d like to give yourself a reminder to make a positive change in the nature around you, everyday.

How to decorate your home with environmental messages and climate-inspired artworks? They don’t necessarily need to be written words or bold activist messages. A lot of times, we become ad fatigued and indifferent. My artwork can speak a thousand subtle words without becoming boring, if you know how to embed it into your own home decor. Read below for some tips about choosing your art location, colors and frames or click the button here, to view a few of the featured prints. 

Surrealist Art in your Bedroom

Surrealist art, through a collage of apparently illogical elements set side by side, taps into the contradictory conditions of dreams. It touches us on a subconscious level. From that perspective, surrealist art can be successfully applied to the atmosphere of a bedroom.

The frame is considered like a gate between our reality and the (sur)reality of the canvas.

 Depending on your bedroom style, choose a frame to fit either the room, or the artwork, or both. You can pick a color from the room, like the floor, the trim, or some color that sort of semipermanently lives in your room: your duvet cover, or blankets. Gold and silver are considered neutral, they usually go well with anything. The thickness of the frame is also an aspect that can be paired with elements from the art. For example, in this artwork, I employed thin gold leaf decorative waves and ripples. Hence, a thin golden frame would suit well.  

For a Scandinavian look, like in this photo, experiment with a gray wash or vintage silver frame.

All these frame options are available at my FineArtAmerica store, plus a ton of matching mats, in different sizes and paper textures. Check them out below.

Blue Waves on Accent Pillows

Colorful pillows with soothing blue colors can create a fantastic accent in your home, either in a bedroom or living room. My Society6 pillow with this artwork comes with a removable cover that stands up to numerous washes and the color of the print is true to the original. 

Dreamlike Tapestries

Tapestries are the new thing. Easy to hang, low maintenance, lightweight, chic, cozy and artsy, they are also really economical. If the wall over your bed is looking a little plain, then add a spark of color. Definitely have fun matching the tapestry to the colors of your bedsheets or duvet cover.
Because I work with a lot of decorative and repeat elements in my artworks, they look so well on tapestries.

Who Says Surreal Art Can't Be Worn over your Shoulder?

Bring your favorite artwork with you, wherever you are traveling, with weekender tote bags. 

  A lot of my surrealist paintings are created with a dominant blue color palette. Blue is a soothing, dream-inducing color. I wrote a bit more about the hidden psychology of blue in THIS article. If you’re into decorating your home with blue hues, grab this FREE chart with colors that go with BLUE. 

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