The 1980s was a decade when Environmentalism entered into national consciousness. The Eden series began with hearing" Little Boxes," a Pete Seeger song describing how people lived their lives in "Little boxes made of ticky tack, little boxes all the same."

The paintings show construction-like wooden beams breaking into the natural world, but leaves and branches resist their incursion and force themselves into the nooks and crannies of the structures.

"We still live in the Garden of Eden" says the artist, "but it's getting harder to find."

The Eden Series

Paintings By Ed Adler

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