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Mother Earth Demands Action

40 x 30 inches

Monotype Paper Collage and Acrylic on Wood Panel

This piece is a one of a kind original work of art.

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This piece is inspired by the words of Berta Cáceres Flores, an Honduran environmental activist, indigenous leader, and co-founder and coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). She won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, for "a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam" at the Río Gualcarque. She was assassinated in 2016 in her home by armed intruders, after years of threats against her life.
I created this piece during my artist in residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida.  Rauschenberg lived and worked for over 30 years in Captiva before his death in 2008. I can say with certainty, that this art residency was the most productive and artistically regenerative time in my life. The beautiful tropical setting and beach in Captiva truly expanded my imagination and gifted me with the time and space to create new bodies of work. The environment allowed me to feel relaxed and to forget the urgency of city life. The beautiful landscape, everything from the leaves on the trees, to the ocean, to the many different kinds of wildlife on Captiva, helped me take my artistic practice to another level. In fact, this piece has symbols and imagery from those beautiful days.

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