The work of Aaron Wood is primarily about the evolution of humankind as an animal and our impact on the natural world and mass extinction. His inspiration comes from the way in which animals exist autonomously, with behaviors driven almost entirely by necessity and survival. They flourish in a capacity above greed, materialism, or vanity and do so without exhausting their resources. He seeks to draw attention to the incongruence of our two worlds. These dissonant approaches to life are never more evident than in our global exploitation of the earth and it’s sentient beings as commodities and objects.
His paintings and sculpture explore color, texture, and surface manipulation in an allusion to the beauty of nature. The animals and symbols rendered within these surfaces serve as reminders that we still have much to learn from our fellow inhabitants.