Earth Day was first celebrated 49 years ago in 1970. Individuals grouped together to protest the negative impacts of industrial development. As a result of pesticide use and pollution, biodiversity was declining. In the same year, the Environmental Protection Agency was formed to protect the air and water. Recently it seems as though the environment is not important to those in charge of our country, I am hoping that changes.
Art can help bring to light the issues facing our planet. Art can help raise questions, communicate ideas and reveal conflicts. A personal goal of mine is to visually translate the natural world to help others understand. My vision is that through art and understanding, we can start a conversation and illuminate what we stand to gain or lose in our efforts concerning the planet.