Victors and Vanquished

“Victors and Vanquished” captures the dichotomy of nature’s resilience and human impact on the environment. The juxtaposition of a clear-cut forest, a hill crowned with untouched trees, and a foreground strewn with discarded branches conveys the visual conflict of forestry practices. This painting serves as a poignant commentary on the environmental consequences of resource exploitation. The scene, reminiscent of a medieval battlefield, prompts reflection on humanity’s role as both victors and vanquished in the ongoing struggle for ecological balance. Despite the visual confrontation, there is an underlying optimism as the painting emphasizes nature’s inherent ability to persevere and regenerate, offering hope for a harmonious coexistence between humanity and the natural world.

Todd Simpson


Acrylic on canvas