Dislocation and Disturbance 2020-24

“I never felt unsafe until there was a target on my back #chinavirus” (24”x36”) Hedy writes “My parents achieved the American dream for their children in the most frugal and humble way. And while my journey as a modern American woman has challenged them profoundly, they have always supported me. Now they worry for my safety.”

“The divisive cost of speaking truth to power” (36”x48”) Cyndy said that challenging power with truth is hard, but what is harder still is when “#metoo friends retract their story when it matters in exchange for keeping their job.” She knows this from experience.

“A new blank tablet: January 20, 2021 12:00 PM EST” (36”x48”)     This is a self-portrait that depicts my state-of-mind as I paint, questioning weighty contemporary issues from a feminist perspective. This particular painting is a response to the 2021 election.

“The moment you understand white privilege and decide to act for the greater good” (18″x36″)    Bruce reflects on the freedoms and access to opportunity he experiences knowing that many of his friends of color have vastly different experiences. He continues to advocate against racism.

“Saving the planet’s biodiversity ‘one turtle at a time.’ Schroon Lake, NY” (24”x36”)     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, works to preserve the planet’s biodiversity.

Climate change displacement:  her-story documents the data ” (24″x36″)  Lisa writes There are tens of
thousands of climate change refugees each year, people escaping from climate related crises. I believe that
when it comes to climate science, scientists must be advocates in some form. We do not have the luxury of
silence any longer, especially those of us in privileged situations.”