Climate Change Series

In this series, Danielle Nelisse presents abstract paintings that reflect her emotional responses to global climate change. Nelisse uses color and line to express her inner reflections about the complexities in dealing with urbanization, climate change, and natural disasters.

Specifically, the URBAN ECOLOGY | CLIMATE CHANGE series is concerned with how climate is changing, and how the actions of people have changed global climate. Featured artist in NYC publication: “Artists & Climate Change”

 

FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
Wind shear results from a change in direction or speed of winds between the lower and upper levels of the atmosphere and is widely recognized to inhibit the development and intensification of tropical cyclones. New studies suggests that increases in vertical wind sheer – differences in wind direction and speed between the upper and lower levels of the atmosphere – caused by climate change, could counter-balance the affects of warming waters.

WIND SHEAR
oil,acrylic & vinyl on canvas
36″ x 48″ x 1.5″
$1,850

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
This oil painting is part of climate change oil painting series by abstract artist Danielle Nelisse expressing how the carbon dioxide levels have exceeded the safe limit of 350.

CO2 350+
oil,acrylic & vinyl on canvas
36″ x 48″ x 1.5″
$1,850

 

 

 

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
This piece is made of oil paint and collaged paper on gallery wrapped canvas. The wind is always a topic for dinner table conversation, as my husband is training to be a commercial pilot. Updrafts, downdrafts, and wind gusts are given serious consideration and inspired this work. The sides are finished in white and the work comes wired to hang

UPDRAFT
oil and paper on canvas
24″ x 30″ x 1.5″
$850

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
Powerful rain storms are a well-known consequence of a warmer planet, which causes an increase in both ocean evaporation into the atmosphere, and the amount of water vapor the atmosphere can hold. High levels of water vapor in the atmosphere in turn create conditions more favorable for heavier precipitation in the form of intense rain storms. Painted during 2017 unusual winter rain storms in Southern California.

WINDSWEPT
oil on canvas
36″ x  36″ x  1.5″
$1200

 

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
Icy pink abstract painting depicts unusually harsh 2017 winter snow and ice storms.

ICE STORM
acrylic/vinyl on canvas
24″ x 24″ x .5″
$250 (uniquely framed in plexiglass on wood)

 

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
“Jetsam” was composed with oil paint, charcoal, wax, and ink. I went snorkeling and was inspired by debris drifting in the current. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

JETSAM
oil, wax & graphite on canvas
24″ x 30″ x 1.5″
$850

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
Ever wonder why the sunsets seem more spectacular? After learning about how different compounds in the sky impact the colors of the sunset, the “Volcanic Twilight” painting emerged. Elegantly framed in Gold Crackle Wood frame and wired to hang. Yellow abstract painting depicting vivid sky colors caused by sulfuric ash in the atmosphere.

VOLCANIC TWILIGHT
acrylic/vinyl on canvas
18″ x 24″ x .75″
$250 (framed in gold crackle frame)

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ORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES:
Scientists have told us that climate change has had many effects on freshwater and marine environments. These effects have caused harmful algae blooms to occur more often, in more water bodies and to be more intense.

BLOOMING ALGAE
oil on canvas
24″ x 36″ x 1.5″
SOLD

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES:
This TYPHOON painting was painted during the devastating 2014 Filipino super typhoon season.

Another super typhoon made landfall on Christmas Day in 2016 in the Philippines with the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with winds of 155 mph.

TYPHOON
oil on canvas
36″ x 48″ x 1.5″
Price: $2,250.00

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climate change art by danielle nelisseFOR SALE | FIELD NOTES: Oceanic heat content (OHC) is the heat stored in the ocean, which plays a important role in sea level rise because of thermal expansion. The amount of heat stored in the oceans is one of the most important diagnostics for global warming, because about 90% of additional heat is stored in the oceans. The atmosphere stores only about 2% because of its small heat capacity, and the surface can only absorb heat slowly because it is a poor heat conductor.

UPTAKE
oil + charcoal on canvas
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
Price: $850.00
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artist danielle nelisse art paintingsORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES: Today there are more RARE TORNADO incidents in areas of the world that are not normally hit. Tornado experts predict more rare tornado episodes and they are studying whether global climate change is the cause because climate change increases levels of energy, as well as increases clashes between cold air masses and warm humid air masses. Chances are that an El Nino in 2014 will lead to a record breaking year on many weather fronts.

RARE TORNADO
oil + charcoal on canvas
36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
SOLD

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ORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES: Humans are the driving force behind urban ecology and we influence the environment in a variety of ways, such as modifying land surfaces and waterways, introducing foreign species which create ALTERED BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES, the circulation of biological, geological and chemical factors such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium, and water.

ALTERED BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
oil on canvas
25″ x 30″ x 1.5″
SOLD

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ORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES: The URBAN HEAT island is a theory that urban centers may have higher temperatures caused by the absorption of heat energy by a city’s concrete, cement and metal surfaces. Some experts say the URBAN HEAT island effect may raise the area’s temperature and alter local wind patterns, the development of clouds, fog and humidity, as well as alter the rates of precipitation.

URBAN HEAT
oil on canvas
16″ x 20″ x 1.5″
SOLD
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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES: INCESSANT URBANIZATION is said by some experts to increase land surface temperatures and, over time, the city ends up as an island of heat. Eighty percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas.

INCESSANT URBANIZATION
oil on canvas
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
Price: $1,125.00

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES: For some areas of America, certain m months in 2013 was the warmest ever recorded globally. Frequent and severe drought pushed some desert ecosystems into “catastrophic regime change” from which many species cannot recover. Throughout the world there is increased concern as drought and increased urban water use have resulted in DEPLETED WATER TABLES.

DEPLETED WATER TABLES
oil on canvas
36″ x 48″ x 1.5″
Price: $1,950.00

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ORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES: INTEGRATED URBAN RESILIENCE visualizes the use of “resilience boosting strategies” in cities where the majority of the world’s population lives. These cities face challenging issues of energy use and urban sprawl and the integration of “greening” in cities is said to be an effective strategy to mitigate heat effects.

INTEGRATED URBAN RESILIENCE
oil on canvas
24″ x 30″ x 1″
SOLD
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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES: MOUNTAINTOP REARRANGED visualizes how mountaintops that are removed (in order to get to coal) can result in a drastically changed topography. Often it is not possible to return the mountaintop to its original contours. Scientists from the universities of Kentucky and California recently released a study detailing the climate implications of coal extraction by mountaintop removal because in the end the area may emit more carbon.

MOUNTAINTOP REARRANGED
oil on canvas
40″ x 50″ x 1.5″
Price: For sale at Sparks Gallery (click on image for info)

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES: Desert cities typically record a cooler temperature than the surrounding area. Studies suggest it may be due to the URBAN OASIS effect where irrigated plants in the city help it stay cooler than the dry desert region surrounding it. Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability is studying five sub-tropical desert city region – Las Vegas, USA; Beer Sheva, Israel; Jodhpur, India; Kharga, Egypt; and Hotan/Hetian, China to measure the amount of climate change caused by urban desert cities.

URBAN OASIS
oil on canvas
36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
Price: $1,200.00

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ORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES: Experts from around the world gathered in 2013 at the World Meteorological Organization to discuss how laser pulses can change the atmosphere and weather. Experiments are now being done wherein rockets or planes emit pulses of infra-red laser light in the sky (called CLOUD SEEDING) to create plasma channels to increase the thickness of clouds or to guide lightening.

CLOUD SEEDING
acrylic on canvas
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
SOLD

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Shifting Arctic Winds

ORIGINAL SOLD | FIELD NOTES: Previous west-to-east winds have been replaced by north-to-south winds resulting in SHIFTING ARCTIC WINDS.  Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey, University of Sheffield in the UK, and the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean found in 2012 that this new wind pattern transports warmer air into the Arctic which then pushes some of the cold Arctic air (sections of the “polar vortex”) farther south, which makes for extreme weather such as heavy snowfall, heat waves, and flooding in North America and Europe.

SHIFTING ARCTIC WINDS
acrylic on canvas
12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
SOLD

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FOR SALE | FIELD NOTES: Many experts go through a lot of effort to map climate change “hotspots,” which are regions of the world that are particularly vulnerable to climate change. In 2013 researchers at Columbia University in New York concluded that CLIMATE CHANGE HOTSPOTS MAPPING is not usually used by decision makers because the maps tend to be too confusing and overwhelming.

HOTSPOTS
oil on canvas
36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
Price: $1,200.00