Mother Earth, I have always been especially attracted to your water, seeking it out for its restorative powers. Water, the powerful life-giving force, is my source of replenishment, rejuvenation, and renewed energy. Thank you, Dear Earth for your water.
Water theme images have been a constant source of inspiration throughout my printmaking career. My art does not tend to be political but I have seen the bleaching of the coral reefs as a scuba diver. I have witnessed the disappearance of the beautiful glacier, La Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France between my first visit in 1977 and my last visit in 2004. I am very worried about climate change and the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. The warming of our oceans will have a negative impact on the wildlife residing in and around them. Ultimately, it will have a negative impact on all of us as well as future generations. I have been thinking a lot about Climate Change and our responsibility to the life of our planet this past year. I can’t help but think Mother Earth is getting even, with this pandemic, for all of humanity’s abuses.