Monday, May 10, 2010

The Angry Landscape Continues

The Angry Landscape: Weeks Bay, Alabama

Bird House at Mobius Fundraiser

"When the environment is destroyed, plundered or mismanaged, we undermine our quality of life and that of future generations," Wangari Maathai's 2004 Nobel Peace Prize speech urged us to reconsider our relationship to the environment. "We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own."
But what if Nature strikes back? As the winds whipped around the shores of Long Island at top speeds this weekend, it seemed as if my sketches of the Angry Landscape were coming to fruition. Yesterday I added a drawing of the Gulf to the series, using Weeks Bay, Alabama as a setting. In it, nature is far more aggressive than the painting I did for a current show at Mobius in Boston, where a giant bird insinuates her nest atop a house, though both suggest Mother Earth is reconsidering Her relationship with us.

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