Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Deluge City Painting 

This video shows a painting coming together of a city "After the Deluge"...

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sounds of the Sea

Announcement: After the Deluge Collection by Tatiana Iliina

** now available in limited edition, hand embellished, hand signed prints **

Over the past few years I have created an interesting collection of abstract paintings in the theme "After the Deluge," in the hope that some people may take an extra moment to consider the consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change.

At any given time there have only been one or perhaps two of these works available and they have all been purchased by collectors from all over the world

I am pleased to announce that prints of my original paintins are now being made available for purchase in a series of hand embellished, limited edition giclee prints. As each of these prints are hand embellished by the artist with artist medium, and are hand signed and numbered by the artist, they are each one-of-a-kind unique works of art that will last for generations.

The editions are strictly limited to 50 or 100 pieces and will never be offered again once these are sold.

Thanks for checking it out!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Seaborne Symphony

From Tatiana Iliina's "After the Deluge" collection.

Current trends of carbon emissions could result in temperatures rising by an average of 6-8 degrees globally. One of numerous sources for this info, this report from Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Two Late for Two Degrees Low carbon economy index 2012

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Art of the Deluge

"...those were extraordinary times... ...the water had been rising higher each day for months now...  ...inevitably, things reached the point where there was no land at all at high tide...  ...open ocean beckoned but, for some, it was the call of creativity that they would answer... ...certain artists and poets may have discovered themselves that day as we sailed for any friendly or far off, singing the song of the sea..."

-offroad artist

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Tide is High

The deluge scenario predicts that the sea levels would rise 7 meters if the Greenland ice sheet melted and 61 meters if the Antarctic ice cap melted. Presently, it is considered unlikely that either of these two events will happen before millennia have passed. Among other reasons, the high altitude of the central ice caps ensures a deep freeze effect that is not going to warm up any time soon.

The more present danger would be a sea level increase caused by melting glaciers and loos of ice around the edges of Greenland and Antarctica. It is estimated that a half-meter sea level rise would be plausible in this scenario. What do we know for sure about the effect of a half meter sea level rise on weather, extreme weather, the tides, accelerated global warming, etc? Not much, if the accuracy of every day weather reporting is any indication.

Yes, the world is doing quite well without that extra 1/2 meter of ocean, thank-you very much! I hope you like my painting, The Tide is High!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Total Deluge

"...the water had been rising higher each day for months now... ...the kids could see it, anyone could see it... ...inevitably, things reached the point where there was no land at all at high tide... ...we were
 ready for it... ...the shock was when the water turned a shade of dark grey... ...and we were sailing for any friendly or far off shore..."
-offroad artist

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Tempest Act I

"...Boats. Work you, then.
Ant. Hang, cur! hang, you whoreson, insolent noise-maker. We are less afraid to be drowned than thou art.
Gon. I’ll warrant him for drowning; though the ship were no stronger than a nutshell, and as leaky as an unstanched 45 wench.
Boats. Lay her a-hold, a-hold! set her two courses off to sea again; lay her off.
Enter Mariners wet
Mariners. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost!..."

-Wm. Shakespeare, The Tempest