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 conceptually capture the intersection of global industrialization and global symbiosis.
Born in Corner Brook Newfoundland, Canada 1980 Lucas Seaward has always been fascinated with the complex relationship between man and nature. With a growing concern for societies movement toward the indoors, Lucas spent from 2000-2010 bringing wildlife’s inherent beauty from the outdoors in. Through his highly detailed graphite illustrations of endangered species, Seaward has allowed viewers to reconnect with nature while appreciating their splendor. In 2012 Lucas gained national exposure as he was awarded a place within Ducks Unlimited National Art Portfolio. Today, out of his studio in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Lucas pursues a reconnection between humanity and nature. His paintings combine 100 million year old organic material known as Bitumen ( Oil Sands ) with modern day subject matter. His recent work challenge us to observe the inner workings of our way of life and the balance we have to maintain with our surroundings.