Tiny Catastrophes

Michel Droge


Not unlike the canary in the coal mine the small islands on our coast will be first to see the impacts of climate change. Although the effect appears mild at the moment, the changes are gradual; seemingly minor changes have a profound cumulative effect. This new body of work is a perceptual exploration of island culture and the impending impacts of climate change. Informed by recent island travels and environmental research, this work investigates ideas of independence, strength, beauty, adaptation, and survival. My approach to this work is personal, curious, psychological and at times darkly humorous. These atmospheric etchings, small representational oil paintings, and larger dreamlike oil paintings provide a window into the narratives of island culture and climate change. This multi-tiered approach will catch your eye (and reel you in) with its apparent levity, subsequently leaving you with an impression of its gravitas.


The Memory of Trees

Your Heart by Michel Droge

Your Heart


Requiem by Michel Droge



Rising Tides by Droge

Rising Tides

Night Garden by Michel Droge

Night Garden

Waiting in the Rain by Michel Droge

Waiting in the Rain

The Acid Sea by Michel Droge

The Acid Sea