Lucas Seaward

My aim is to create a composition that goes far beyond the canvas surface. If a picture is worth a thousand words, it is my goal to create art that will evoke emotions and stimulate conversation. Inspired by the natural world, I utilize the black, oily, viscous material bitumen as juxtaposition in the creation of my art. In recent work, I am pairing the opposite extremes of industrial development with wildlife’s inherent beauty. I am seeking poetic metaphors that convey how human ingenuity in the oil sands can symbolically imitate complex biological occurrences in nature.