Like a thief in the night
by Darren Charlwood
Acrylic on canvas
31 x 61 cm

I wanted this piece to talk about the complexity of reactions, relationships and mechanisms taking place continuously all around us without us even realising.

These reactions, partnerships, chains of events and the symptoms of these cycles and the outcomes of this array of complexities are the foundations of our natural environment.

It’s extremely complex but surprisingly simple all at the same moment in time.

Each environment is different, yet each ecosystem shares components, actors and mechanisms within it, a commonality.

These actors are sometimes interchangeable on occasion but these interchangeable characteristics do not ensure balance, in fact they bring about an imbalance and with that comes rapid change.

These foreign interchangeable actors have devastating impacts “like a thief in the night”