“A new blank tablet: January 20, 2021 12:00 PM EST” (36”x48”) There are so many issues facing society —systemic racism, human rights violations, voting rights violations, gun violence, healthcare, poverty, pollution and climate change. I believe all are human constructs that can be eradicated with human solutions. In the shifting political atmosphere, this self-portrait aims to call us all to action.
“The moment you understand white privilege and decide to act for the greater good” (18″x36″) Bruce often reflects on the freedoms and access to opportunity he experiences knowing that many of his friends of color have vastly different experiences. He is a strong advocate for justice. Prejudice of all kinds is a “button” that those that know him know not to push.
“Saving the planet’s biodiversity ‘one turtle at a time.’ Schroon Lake, NY”
(24”x36”) When it comes to
conservation, Debbie walks the line between science and spirituality and hopes in some small way to
bridge the gap. She teaches yoga, practices shamanism, and, as a wildlife rehabilitator, tries to save the
planet’s biodiversity, one turtle at a time, so that we all can thrive.
“Climate change displacement: her-story documents the data ” (24″x36″) She writes: “I am currently in
the middle of a move. This is entirely by choice. It is not lost on me that there are tens of millions of climate
refugees each year, people escaping from climate-related crises. They have no choice. I remember being
told by one of my college professors that I need to choose between being a scientist and being an advocate.
I believe, however, that when it comes to climate science, scientists must also be advocates in some form.
By advocating for science, we advocate for our tired travelers bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. We
do not have the luxury of silence any longer and we cannot afford complacency, especially those of us in