MY WORK

Explores the politicizing of nature, species extinction and eco-political injustice influenced by thirty years of ┬átraveling third world countries… In 1975 I lived in the Dominican Republic near a poverty-stricken area across the road from a primal rainforest where small children looked for food and had swollen stomachs and malnutrition worms. I witnessed large companies destroy acres of old growth trees to replace with new, inappropriate development. In later years, I documented deforestation in South America, North America and Asia. In 2005, I experienced the human and nonhuman devastation from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. In 2010 I witnessed the disastrous results by the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. It would be impossible to return to the studio and not be creatively affected by what happened to the environment.” [source]