Spontaneously Occurring Atmospheric Clowns

Spontaneously Occurring Atmospheric Clowns, Oil on paper, 18″ x 24″, 2017

Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and genetic editing will merge to form a new synthetic technology platform, producing hoards of nanobots, each no larger than a dust particle but with emergent intelligence. Like swarms of insects, these will work in a networked matrix, remotely controlled like a drone until they begin to act as autonomous agents. They can be inhaled and they can penetrate buildings.

Great Plains Monster

The Great Plains Monster, oil, oil stick, dyed glue and charcoal on canvas, 48″ x48″, 2017

As the atmosphere warms and storms become more extreme it may become expedient and necessary to extract water from clouds to reduce the impact of storms.