03/05/2011 11:55 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gail Potocki's Paintings Reflect Mankind's Relationship To Nature (PHOTOS)

Gail Potocki (1961-) is a painter whose art explores mankind's relationship to nature -- arguably, the most important issue facing the world today.

Potocki highlights this relationship in pieces such as "Opened Apples," a painting that demonstrates human wastefulness despite nature's abundance of offerings. Other pieces focus on more specific environmental disasters, such as the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, three-legged frogs, and overpopulation.

All captions and photos courtesy of Gail Potocki.

Potocki Paintings