350 Art Event with Greenpeace

Yesterday, around the world, people got creative and took a stand on behalf of global warming. This is from the 350.org website. “On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.” Check out the web site for more images. Very powerful! I participated in an art event sponsored by Greenpeace in SE Portland. I was selected to be the ‘featured artist’ for the event but I can tell you that everyone in that hall was/is an artist and they did amazing artwork on behalf of our beautiful, beloved Earth—Pachamama. Thank you, Portland! I facilitated the creation of the community mural shown at the top inviting people to draw, write, or collage something they love or something they are sad about losing as a result of global climate change. This despair and hope mural is the result and it was an honor to bear witness to those who created it. I even rocked out to “Notes from the Underground” (shown here) which was a blast from the past. I live amidst silence for the most part these days, so although it was hard on the ears, they were great as were all the musicians. So much creativity and art with heart!

For Love of the Earth!