Monday, February 8, 2010

"Thoreau's Legacy" at The Union of Concerned Scientists

Earlier this year, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Penguin Classics published “Thoreau’s Legacy,” a book of essays on global warming in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”. As a follow-on, UCS issued a call for entries for an exhibit of original artwork “Thoreau’s Legacy: Humans and Our Habitat,” to be shown in the public spaces of its Washington, D.C., office.

I am pleased to say, my work, "Abort" has been accepted into this show and will soon be making its way to the snowy streets of DC. The work reflects on the essay “Clamming” by Katherine McLaughlin In her writing she speaks of a community hit hard by the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil spill. The ecosystem in Prince William Sound is still reeling from the aftermath of such a disaster. Her essay is about the clams and how they can never again be fully trusted as a safe food. Abort is a piece created using hundred of colorful shoelaces. These shoelaces were then covered with black paint to signify a loss such as the Oil spill that occurred in Prince William Sound.

This show will be on display for an entire year starting at the end of February.

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