We have the capacity to be stewards of this Earth. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. And it may come out as an additional layer of meaning in some upcoming artworks. I love what I see at Antler PDX. Much of the artwork shown there speaks to me as commentary on our attitudes towards nature. I’m also an avid outdoors person. It pains me to see litter on a hiking trail. Why come out into nature and leave a trail of garbage behind you? I think about the ethics of farming. And why we are outraged at animal abuse but turn a blind eye to inhumane practices on factory farms. I don’t rant or lecture here. But as I work, I see traces of this story starting to manifest. Like in this detail of a new piece below.
The Keansburg Mural Project
When you spend several months worth of free weekends on a project, you can't help but invest your heart and soul in it. Especially when you see firsthand the positive effect it has on the people in a community. Like Keansburg. A small town on the Bayshore. Still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
i'm still not done with this one. But it's getting close.