Painted live on 2010-11-12 at Bear Creek Music Festival (Live Oak, FL) to the music of Eliot Lipp, Everyone Orchestra, Chali 2na, Umphrey's McGee. 24"x30", oil and acrylic paint markers on masonite.
The second mass extinction on an Earth-like planet three stars away, happening right now. Points to anyone who can identify the film from which I pulled the title for this piece. (Hint: The line is in reference to a different extremely rare and disruptive weather phenomenon...)
Dedicated to biologists Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge for their theory of "punctuated equilibrium
," which argued that life maintains a kind of business-as-usual stability most of the time, then rockets through periods of rapid and radical transformation...not exclusively gradual or
catastrophic. The fractal landscape of evolutionary change, vast and inexplicable.