Step 2 - flipped canvas and drew sketch of figures
Step 3-added quote from
Step 4 -painted over-erased Trump tweet
acrylic on canvas 3’ H X 4’ W
“World Protection” The inspiration for imagery comes from a smaller piece done in oil pastel on paper also called “World Protection” from the series “Getting To Green” 13” H X 17” W.
I started the painting by putting Trump tweets on the environment.
“Environmental Protection, what a disgrace.”
“every week they come out with new regulations.”
“We’ll be fine with the environment. We can leave a little bit, but you can’t destroy businesses.”
I turned the canvas sideways and draw the outline of the figures and the earth. I added a quote from Rachel Carson “ A healthy environment is one of the basic human rights.” YES!!!!!
I proceeded to erase Trumps tweets and complete the painting-“World Protection” “we need it…we need to provide it….we need to do our bit to ensure it happens.”
Rachel Louise Carson
“Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.”
Half of the forests that originally covered 46% of the Earth's land surface are gone. Only one-fifth of the Earth's original forests remain pristine and undisturbed.
Between 10 and 20 percent of all species will be driven to extinction in the next 20 to 50 years. Based on current trends, an estimated 34,000 plant and 5,200 animal species - including one in eight of the world's bird species - face extinction. Almost a quarter of the world's mammal species will face extinction within 30 years. Up to 47% of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction.
60% of the world's coral reefs, which contain up to one-fourth of all marine species, could be lost in the next 20-40 years
Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles and marine mammals are entangled and drowned by irresponsible fishing practices every year.
More than 20 percent of the world's known 10,000 freshwater fish species have become extinct, been threatened, or endangered in recent decades. Sixty percent of the world's important fish stocks are threatened from overfishing.
Desertification and land degradation threaten nearly one-quarter of the land surface of the globe. Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and one billion people are at risk.
Global warming is expected to increase the Earth's temperature by 3C (5.4F) in the next 100 years, resulting in multiple adverse effects on the environment and human society, including widespread species loss, ecosystem damage, flooding of populated human settlements, and increased natural disasters.
An estimated 40-80 million people have been forcibly evicted and displaced from their lands to make way for the construction of large dams, resulting in economic and social devastation for these people.