Don't Squish Bugs
As humans, it is important to know the impact we have on the environment. Even the smallest of things is connected to us; there is a network between every living thing.
How Would You Feel?
Our society functions off of plastic, and it is filling the planet with no projected end. Plastic is especially out of place in our oceans, where it can replace half of an organism’s food source. Sea turtles are one of these victims. If--like the turtles--your plate was full of trash, how would you feel? As humans, we are responsible for the destruction we have caused, because it affects our world too. Change is necessary.
This piece (Elimination) responds to the concerns I have about the environment after the election, because it is an issue we are all responsible for as humans, regardless of political beliefs. The birds in this painting are dead Bleeding Heart Doves, a species of pigeon that naturally has a red breast. Doves have been regarded throughout history as a symbol of peace and hope, but their death in my piece signifies the lack of hope and the fear I now have in not only our government but the American people in upholding essential environmental policies. We, as a species, need to not only be aware of our effect on the planet, but consider the fragile balance between life and death in our everyday lives. Like Sir David Attenborough said, humans should “cherish the natural world, because you’re a part of it and you depend upon it.” Although the recent election has diminished the hope many have for conservation efforts, it is still important for every one of us to be aware of our environmental impact.