Earth Day 2023 | Take action

At 1429 Iris Street NW, Washington DC, 20012

Featuring Artists: Lea Craigie-Marshall, Len Harris, Phil Hazard, Bernie Houston, Margery Goldberg, Ronni Jolles, Jan Kirsh, Nancy Nesvet, Carol Newmyer, Larry Ringgold, Ellen Sinel, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Patricia Skinner, Bradley Stevens, Jen Wagner, and Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

Life begins in water and we are poisoning this precious resource with our plastics and pollutants. When will our empathy for the oceans and the beings that live within finally outweigh our greed for convenience? What can we do as individuals to start turning the tides filled with micro plastics to tides of clear water? We can start by giving up straws, single use water bottles, disposable cutlery and plastic bags. My piece for this show “All Choked Up” is a blue whale sculpture created with recycled/repurposed plastic bottles and shopping bags. Visitors will be invited to interact with the art by feeding the whale plastic waste such as straws, bottles and bags. This should evoke a feeling of guilt for all the years of pollution we as humans have subjected earth to and for all the deaths of creatures we have caused. My hope is that patrons will walk away a bit more cognizant of how their actions can turn back the tides.

Wood 13” x 25” x 15”
Wood 36” x 17” x 11”
Watching Orbit
Wood, 33 x 20 x 12 in.